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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


Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum

Vera I. Evison
Edited by Sonja Marzinzik, with contributions from Ian C. Freestone, Michael J  Hughes and Colleeen P. Stapleton

British Museum Research Publication 167
ISBN 086159 167 1
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2008

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Globular beaker, late 6th–7th century

Globular beaker, late 6th–7th century