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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

 
Fragment of a polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers: upper - cattle are brought for inspection before Nebamun, a scribe holds a papyrus open, one vertical register of hieroglyphs survives; lower - scribe, with equipment above, squats ready to undertake the inspection of cattle, two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

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EA37976

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Fragment of a polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers: upper - cattle are brought for inspection before Nebamun, a scribe holds a papyrus open, one vertical register of hieroglyphs survives; lower - scribe, with equipment above, squats ready to undertake the inspection of cattle, two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

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  • Painting from the tomb chapel of Nebamen: fragment of polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers. In the upper register a herd of cattle is brought to Nebamen; in front of the cattle the herdsmen bow down to a standing scribe who records the produce. The vertical hieroglyphic caption is damaged, and only a few-phrases can be read. In the lower register a man drives cattle towards some seated scribes. Two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Full: Front

  • Fragment of a polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers: upper - cattle are brought for inspection before Nebamun, a scribe holds a papyrus open, one vertical register of hieroglyphs survives; lower - scribe, with equipment above, squats ready to undertake the inspection of cattle, two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Detail: Other

  • Fragment of a polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers: upper - cattle are brought for inspection before Nebamun, a scribe holds a papyrus open, one vertical register of hieroglyphs survives; lower - scribe, with equipment above, squats ready to undertake the inspection of cattle, two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Detail: Other

  • Fragment of a polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers: upper - cattle are brought for inspection before Nebamun, a scribe holds a papyrus open, one vertical register of hieroglyphs survives; lower - scribe, with equipment above, squats ready to undertake the inspection of cattle, two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Detail: Other

  • Fragment of a polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers: upper - cattle are brought for inspection before Nebamun, a scribe holds a papyrus open, one vertical register of hieroglyphs survives; lower - scribe, with equipment above, squats ready to undertake the inspection of cattle, two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Detail: Other

  • Fragment of a polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers: upper - cattle are brought for inspection before Nebamun, a scribe holds a papyrus open, one vertical register of hieroglyphs survives; lower - scribe, with equipment above, squats ready to undertake the inspection of cattle, two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Detail: Other

  • Fragment of a polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers: upper - cattle are brought for inspection before Nebamun, a scribe holds a papyrus open, one vertical register of hieroglyphs survives; lower - scribe, with equipment above, squats ready to undertake the inspection of cattle, two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Detail: Other

  • Fragment of a polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers: upper - cattle are brought for inspection before Nebamun, a scribe holds a papyrus open, one vertical register of hieroglyphs survives; lower - scribe, with equipment above, squats ready to undertake the inspection of cattle, two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Detail: Other

  • Fragment of a polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers: upper - cattle are brought for inspection before Nebamun, a scribe holds a papyrus open, one vertical register of hieroglyphs survives; lower - scribe, with equipment above, squats ready to undertake the inspection of cattle, two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Detail: Other

  • Painting from the tomb chapel of Nebamen: fragment of polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers. In the upper register a herd of cattle is brought to Nebamen; in front of the cattle the herdsmen bow down to a standing scribe who records the produce. The vertical hieroglyphic caption is damaged, and only a few-phrases can be read. In the lower register a man drives cattle towards some seated scribes. Two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Front:Top Left

  • Painting from the tomb chapel of Nebamen: fragment of polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers. In the upper register a herd of cattle is brought to Nebamen; in front of the cattle the herdsmen bow down to a standing scribe who records the produce. The vertical hieroglyphic caption is damaged, and only a few-phrases can be read. In the lower register a man drives cattle towards some seated scribes. Two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Front:Top

  • Painting from the tomb chapel of Nebamen: fragment of polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers. In the upper register a herd of cattle is brought to Nebamen; in front of the cattle the herdsmen bow down to a standing scribe who records the produce. The vertical hieroglyphic caption is damaged, and only a few-phrases can be read. In the lower register a man drives cattle towards some seated scribes. Two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Front:Top

  • Painting from the tomb chapel of Nebamen: fragment of polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers. In the upper register a herd of cattle is brought to Nebamen; in front of the cattle the herdsmen bow down to a standing scribe who records the produce. The vertical hieroglyphic caption is damaged, and only a few-phrases can be read. In the lower register a man drives cattle towards some seated scribes. Two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Front:Top Right

  • Painting from the tomb chapel of Nebamen: fragment of polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers. In the upper register a herd of cattle is brought to Nebamen; in front of the cattle the herdsmen bow down to a standing scribe who records the produce. The vertical hieroglyphic caption is damaged, and only a few-phrases can be read. In the lower register a man drives cattle towards some seated scribes. Two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Front:Bottom Left

  • Painting from the tomb chapel of Nebamen: fragment of polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers. In the upper register a herd of cattle is brought to Nebamen; in front of the cattle the herdsmen bow down to a standing scribe who records the produce. The vertical hieroglyphic caption is damaged, and only a few-phrases can be read. In the lower register a man drives cattle towards some seated scribes. Two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Front:Bottom

  • Painting from the tomb chapel of Nebamen: fragment of polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers. In the upper register a herd of cattle is brought to Nebamen; in front of the cattle the herdsmen bow down to a standing scribe who records the produce. The vertical hieroglyphic caption is damaged, and only a few-phrases can be read. In the lower register a man drives cattle towards some seated scribes. Two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Front:Bottom

  • Painting from the tomb chapel of Nebamen: fragment of polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers. In the upper register a herd of cattle is brought to Nebamen; in front of the cattle the herdsmen bow down to a standing scribe who records the produce. The vertical hieroglyphic caption is damaged, and only a few-phrases can be read. In the lower register a man drives cattle towards some seated scribes. Two horizontal registers of hieroglyphs survive above.

    Front:Bottom Right

  • Reconstruction drawing of fragments of a polychrome tomb-painting representing Nebamun seated viewing the produce of the estates.

    Full: Front