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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 Berthier-Delagarde Collection of Crimean Jewellery in the British Museum and Related Material

By Júlia Andrási, with contributions by Aleksander Aibabin and a scientific report by Susan La Niece and Michael Cowell,

Edited by D. Kidd and B. Ager.

British Museum Research Publication 166
ISBN 978 086159 166 4
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2008

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Crimean jewellery

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