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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

 

Catalogue of the Collections of Sir Aurel Stein in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

This was a two-part project

  • Part 1 – Catalogue of the Collections of Sir Aurel Stein in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1999-2002)
  • Part 2 – Supplement to the Catalogue of the Collections of Sir Aurel Stein in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2004-2007)

Project team

Department of Coins and Medals 

Partners

  • Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • The British Library

Supported by

  • The British Academy (Part 1) 
  • The British Council (Part 1)
  • The British Museum (Parts 1-2)
  • The Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation (Part 2)
  • The Hungarian Scholarship Board (Part 1)
  • The Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (Parts 1-2)
  • The Komatsu Chiko Foundation, Kyoto (Parts 1-2)

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Sir Aurel Stein (1862-1943) is renowned for his archaeological exploration in Asia. He spent most of his career associated with British or Indian institutions, and his extensive collections and publications revolutionised oriental studies in the twentieth century.

Stein was Hungarian by birth. Throughout his life he maintained strong links with the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and made regular donations, including his personal library, working papers and photographs.

A very successful international project 1999-2002 between the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the British Museum and the British Library resulted in the publication of Catalogue of the Collections of Sir Aurel Stein in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2002).

More materials subsequently came to light, and the international team was reformed in 2004 to produce the Supplement to the Catalogue of the Collections of Sir Aurel Stein in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2007). The entire project has been completed.

Publications

Catalogue of the Collections of Sir Aurel Stein in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, compiled by John Falconer, Ágnes Kárteszi, Ágnes Kelecsényi, Lilla Russell Smith, edited by Éva Apor and Helen Wang (Budapest: LHAS and British Museum, 2002, ISBN 963-7451-110)

Supplement to the Catalogue of the Collections of Sir Aurel Stein in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, compiled by John Falconer, Ágnes Kárteszi, Ágnes Kelecsényi, Lilla Russell Smith, edited by Éva Apor and Helen Wang (Budapest: LHAS, 2007, ISBN 978-963-508-545-3)