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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

 

Chairman Mao badges:

symbols and slogans of the
Cultural Revolution

Helen Wang

British Museum Research Publication 169
ISBN 978 086159 169 5
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2008

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Circular badge, 'Chairman Mao goes to Anyuan’ portrait

Circular badge, 'Chairman Mao goes to Anyuan’ portrait