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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

 

Conservation

Treatment date
23 July 2002

Treatment proposal
Clean to remove surface dirt, grease or tarnish.

Condition
None given. No req.

Treatment details
Repair (nature unspecified) carried out on one edge. [Diagram of hexagonal mount with arrow pointing to the top edge. Diagram available in envelope containing old workcards in dept. filing system.]