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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
23 January 2008

Reason for treatment

Treatment proposal
check over surface. Secure loose garnets as necessary with reversible adhesive.

Condition generally stable. There are 2 garnets with a little movement.

Treatment details
Loose garnets are consolidated with a small blob of HMG Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate) at one end between the garnet and the gold.