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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


The Ringlemere Cup:

Precious Cups and the Beginning of the Channel Bronze Age

Editors: Stuart Needham, Keith Parfitt and Gillian Varndell
Contributors: Aaron Birchenough, Chris Butler, Caroline Cartwright, Stuart Needham, Susan La Niece, Keith Parfitt, Gillian Varndell

British Museum Research Publication 163
ISBN 13: 978-086159-163-3
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2006

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Illustration of how the Ringlemere Cup might have originally looked