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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
27 November 1980

Reason for treatment
Permanent Exhibition

Treatment proposal
Req.No:10373 Clean

November 1980 Req.No:10373 Dirty. HMN

Treatment details
November 1980 Wiped with acetone on cotton wool swabs. HMN