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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


Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum

Joanna Bowring

British Museum Occasional Paper 189
ISBN 978-086159-189-3
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2012

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This chronology lists the many hundreds of temporary exhibitions at the British Museum between 1838 and 2012.

It includes the full range, from early displays of material in a few dedicated cases documented by a slim handlist of objects, to large-scale exhibitions accompanied by fully-illustrated catalogues.

 Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum

Greek gods and heroes exhibition poster

Greek gods and heroes, 10 April – 29 June 1969.