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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

 
Gypsum wall panel relief: scene in four registers; above middle horizontal band, a wooded hill, possibly parkland in Nineveh, with irrigation canals fed from an aqueduct. One crosses a path, leading to a stela of a king, before which stands an altar. Beyond it in the woods is a pavilion with 'bit hilani' columns having Corinthian capitals and cushion bases. Below the horizontal line are three rows of Elamite soldiers hastening to right.

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124939,b

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Gypsum wall panel relief: scene in four registers; above middle horizontal band, a wooded hill, possibly parkland in Nineveh, with irrigation canals fed from an aqueduct. One crosses a path, leading to a stela of a king, before which stands an altar. Beyond it in the woods is a pavilion with 'bit hilani' columns having Corinthian capitals and cushion bases. Below the horizontal line are three rows of Elamite soldiers hastening to right.

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  • Gypsum wall panel relief: scene in four registers; above middle horizontal band, a wooded hill, possibly parkland in Nineveh, with irrigation canals fed from an aqueduct. One crosses a path, leading to a stela of a king, before which stands an altar. Beyond it in the woods is a pavilion with 'bit hilani' columns having Corinthian capitals and cushion bases. Below the horizontal line are three rows of Elamite soldiers hastening to right.

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  • Alabaster wall panel relief fragment: above middle horizontal band, a wooded hill, possibly parkland in Nineveh, with irrigation canals fed from an aqueduct. Below the horizontal line are three rows of Elamites hastening to right.

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