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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


Frances Carey (Biographical details)

Frances Carey (curator; British; Female; 1948)

Also known as

Carey, Frances


1975, joined Prints and Drawings Department, British Museum, as Assistant Keeper of the Modern Collection, becoming Deputy Keeper, Prints & Drawings, 1994; 2003 moved to Directorate as Head of National Programmes. Married to Professor David Bindman (q.v.).