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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


Jean Jacques Avril (Biographical details)

Jean Jacques Avril (printmaker; French; Male; 1744 - 1831)

Also known as

Avril, Jean Jacques


Rue de la Huchette, la porte cochere vis à vis la rue Zacharie (1778-1781) Rue de la Huchette, No.20, Paris (c.1787) Rue du Petit Bourbon près Saint Sulpice, No.23 (c.1789/90) Rue du Petit Bourbon près Saint Sulpice, No.568 (c.1791)


Engraver from Paris. Student of Johan Georg Wille. Produced around 540 works, many of which were ornamental.