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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


Prof David Bindman (Biographical details)

Prof David Bindman (academic/intellectual; collector; British; Male)

Also known as

Bindman, David


Professor of History of Art, University College London (retired June 2005). Husband of Frances Carey (q.v.); organised BM exhibitions, The Shadow of the Guillotine (1989) and Hogarth and his Times (1997) and contributed to Apocalypse (2000).