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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

 
Full-length portrait of two Moorish adult male guards. Wearing robes, hats, holding rifles [?]. Plain backdrop.
Medium: Albumen print.
Format: One of seven prints mounted on card, one print on other side of card.

Museum number

Af,B24.17

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Full-length portrait of two Moorish adult male guards. Wearing robes, hats, holding rifles [?]. Plain backdrop. Medium: Albumen print. Format: One of seven prints mounted on card, one print on other side of card.

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