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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

 

Online research catalogues

Naukratis: Greeks in Egypt

Naukratis: Greeks in Egypt

Archaeological finds made in late 19th and early 20th century excavations at the site of Naukratis that today are dispersed in museums worldwide.

Naukratis: Greeks in Egypt catalogue 

Asante Gold Regalia

Asante Gold Regalia in the British Museum collection

220 items of gold regalia from the West African state of Asante in modern-day Ghana.

Asante Gold Regalia catalogue 

The Ramesseum Papyri

The Ramesseum Papyri

Surviving papyri from a 13th Dynasty tomb at Luxor later covered by the funerary temple of Ramses II, known as the Ramesseum.

Ramesseum Papyri catalogue 


Ancient Cyprus at the British Museum

Ancient Cyprus at the British Museum

Objects found during 19th century excavations in a growing catalogue of the Museum's entire collection from the island.

Ancient Cyprus catalogue 

Paper money of England and Wales

Paper money of England and Wales

Banknotes, cheques and other paper money issued in England and Wales at the British Museum.

Paper Money catalogue 

Roman Republican Coins

Roman Republican Coins

More than 12,000 coins minted during the Roman Republican period.

Roman Republican Coins catalogue 


Rembrandt and his School

Rembrandt and his School

The British Museum collection of 392 drawings by Rembrandt and artists of his school.

Drawings by Rembrandt and his School catalogue 

Russian Icons in the British Museum

Russian Icons in the British Museum

A collection of 72 Russian icons dating from the fifteenth through to the early twentieth century.

Russian Icons catalogue