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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


Etruscan Bucchero in the British Museum

Philip Perkins

British Museum Research Publication 165
ISBN 978-086159-165-7
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2007

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Bucchero pesante amphora, dated 560–540 BC, GR 1872.1006.1, Cat. no. 16