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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


Kom Firin I:

the Ramesside temple and the site survey

Neal Spencer with a contribution by Květa Smoláriková

British Museum Research Publication 170
ISBN 978-086159-170-1
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2008

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The first monograph on British Museum fieldwork at Kom Firin in Egypt’s Nile Delta, a settlement created around the time of Ramses II, and occupied until late Antiquity.

This volume focuses on the survey and remote sensing of the site, along with a full publication of the Ramesside temple, and a consideration of the adjacent cemetery (Silvagou).

 The Ramesside temple and the site survey 


 Figures 1 – 2 

Figures 3 – 51 

Colour plates

 Plates 1 – 25 

 Plates 26 – 73 

 Plates 74 – 95 

 Plates 96 – 133 

 Plates 134 – 167 

 Plates 168 – 252 

 Plates 253 – 265 

More about the project and the latest annual reports 

View of the south-eastern part of Kom Firin, looking north

View of the south-eastern part of Kom Firin, looking north