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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
14 January 2011

Reason for treatment

Treatment proposal
Light Clean
Check and secure old breaks and cracks if necessary.

Very slightly dusty.
Previous reconstruction is stable no further intervention is required.

Treatment details
Light brush with soft brush pigment traces present (?) so no further treatment carried out.