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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



Treatment date
23 October 2013

Reason for treatment
Permanent Exhibition

Treatment proposal
Secure friable edges.

Surface and break/tear edges of bottles shedding.

Treatment details
Consolidated with 5% Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate) in 50/50 acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) applied with a fine sble brush to the edges in 2 applications.