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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

 
Portrait of small group of adult males standing on river beach, holding canoes under arms and over shoulders. Wearing cloths around lower bodies, holding paddles. Rural setting, Gabon.
Albumen print.
Format: Mounted on card.

Museum number

Af,B76.3

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Portrait of small group of adult males standing on river beach, holding canoes under arms and over shoulders. Wearing cloths around lower bodies, holding paddles. Rural setting, Gabon. Albumen print. Format: Mounted on card.

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