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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

 
View of the interior of the Chelsea Bun House; a man stands wearing an apren, holding a tray in foreground to left, facing a woman seated at a table near the door, another lady standing on the right holding up a plate; a grandfather clock in corner on left, paintings and decorations on the wall, a grand building visible through the window.  1838
Watercolour

Museum number

1880,1113.2421

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View of the interior of the Chelsea Bun House; a man stands wearing an apren, holding a tray in foreground to left, facing a woman seated at a table near the door, another lady standing on the right holding up a plate; a grandfather clock in corner on left, paintings and decorations on the wall, a grand building visible through the window. 1838 Watercolour

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