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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

 

Conservation

Treatment date
13 December 2013

Reason for treatment
Temporary Exhibition

Treatment proposal
Mount

Treatment details
Object slot inlaid into Eastern paper using tabs of Japanese paper adhered with Culminal - non-ionic cellulose ether.
Object mounted into a Royal overthrow of 6ply Heritage 100% Cotton Museum Board and hinged in using Japanese paper adhered with Culminal - non-ionic cellulose ether.