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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
21 August 2003

Reason for treatment
Permanent Exhibition

Treatment proposal
Light clean. Renumber the Llama.

There is dirt and dust on the surface of the object. There are some tears and creases in the object.

Treatment details
The dirt and dust was removed using cotton swabs of Acetone. Some tears have been backed and supported with adhesive and fibreglass previously. None of the tears were moving therefore they were not repaired.