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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
29 September 1992

Reason for treatment
Permanent Exhibition

Treatment proposal

Surface slightly dusty.

Treatment details
Surface cleaned with soft brush and vacuum cleaner, then with Synperonic 'N' non-ionic detergent in distilled water, using a soft paint brush and paper towels.