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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


Louis, Duc de Blacas d'Aulps (Biographical details)

Louis, Duc de Blacas d'Aulps (collector; French; Male; 1815 - 1868)

Also known as

Blacas d'Aulps; Blacas, Louis Charles Pierre Casimir


Eldest son of Pierre Louis Jean Casimir, Duc de Blacas d'Aulps (1771-1839). He was born in London (15th April 1815) and died in Venice (20th February 1868).

He greatly increased the size and scope of the collection begun by his father and in 1866, following a special Treasury Grant of £48,000, the entire collection was acquired by the British Museum.


Dawson & E. Uphill, 'Who Was Who in Egyptology' (third revised edition edited by Morris Bierbrier, London: Egypt Exploration Society, 1995).