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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
28 August 1997

Reason for treatment

Treatment proposal
Consolidate friable plaster; readhere paint flakes

Friable plaster. Flaking paint.

Treatment details
Friable plaster treated with 5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 2ethoxy ethanol. Loose paint flakes prewetted with white spirit and readhered with 10% Vinamul 3252 (vinyl acetate,ethylene copolymer) in deionised water.