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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


Bibliographic details

Combe, Taylor, Veterum Populorum et Regum Numi qui in Museo Britannico Adversantur (The Coins of Ancient Peoples and Kings Preserved in the British Museum), London, Taylor, Richard & Arthur, 1814

Taylor Combe 1814