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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

 

Project director

Department of Greece and Rome 

Project curators

Supported by

The Leverhulme Trust
  • Christian Levett and the Mougins Museum of Classical Art
  • The Shelby White - Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications
  • Institute of Classical Studies, London
  • The British Academy, Reckitt Fund

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Project partners and acknowledgements

The Naukratis Project would be impossible without the collaboration of institutions and individuals worldwide.

We would like to express our gratitude to the many academic collaborators, museum curators, student volunteers, and colleagues across the British Museum and in partner institutions, who are generously providing time and expertise to make this research possible.

Supporters

The Leverhulme Trust (Research Project Grant F/100 052/E)

Christian Levett and the Mougins Museum of Classical Art

The Leon Levy – Shelby White Program for Archaeological Publications

Honor Frost Foundation

Institute of Classical Studies, London

The British Academy, Reckitt Fund

Gerda Henkel Stiftung

Michela Schiff Giorgini Foundation

The British Museum

The British Museum Caryatids Group

Dan and Karen Pritzker

 

Museums and institutions holding objects from Naukratis

Alexandria, Greco–Roman Museum 
Alexandria University, Museum of Faculty of Arts 
Amsterdam, Allard Pierson Museum 
Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology 
Athens, British School at Athens 
Athens, National Archaeological Museum 
Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Archaeological Museum 
Batley, Bagshaw Museum 
Belfast, Queen's University, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology 
Berlin, Staatliche Museen 
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 
Bolton Library and Museum Services 
Bonn, Universität Bonn, Akademisches Kunstmuseum 
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 
Brighton and Hove, Royal Pavilion and Museums 
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery 
Brooklyn Museum 
Brussels, Royal Museums of Art and History 
Bryn Mawr College, Art and Artifact Collections 
Cairo, The Egyptian Museum 
Cairo, Supreme Council of Antiquities 
Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum 
Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Museum of Classical Archaeology 
Champaign, University of Illinois, Spurlock Museum 
Chatauqua, Chatauqua Institution 
Chicago, The Field Museum 
Chicago, University of Chicago, The Oriental Institute 
Clinton, Hamilton College, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art 
Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek 
Dublin, National Museum of Ireland 
Dublin, University College, The Classical Museum 
Dundee, The McManus Art Gallery and Museum 
Durham University Oriental Museum 
Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland 
Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery 
Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 
Glasgow, University of Glasgow, The Hunterian