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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 
River scene. View of five dug-out canoes on the bank of a stream surrounded by vegetation including palm trees. One canoe in the water. Three adult males standing in middle-ground behind canoes, wearing wraps.
Medium: Albumen print.

Museum number

Af,A7.4

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River scene. View of five dug-out canoes on the bank of a stream surrounded by vegetation including palm trees. One canoe in the water. Three adult males standing in middle-ground behind canoes, wearing wraps. Medium: Albumen print.

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