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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

 
Large canoe being punted and pushed through shallow water next to a river bank. Adults pushing canoe include two European [?] adults. Canoe has a roofed area with material draped from it on deck.
Print fading.
Medium: Gelatin silver print. Printed ephemera.

Museum number

Af,A48.55

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Large canoe being punted and pushed through shallow water next to a river bank. Adults pushing canoe include two European [?] adults. Canoe has a roofed area with material draped from it on deck. Print fading. Medium: Gelatin silver print. Printed ephemera.

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