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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


Ian A Kinnes (Biographical details)

Ian A Kinnes (curator; archaeologist; British; Male)

Also known as

Kinnes, Ian A


Former curator in the department of Prehistoric and Romano-British Antiquities at the British Museum. Excavated at Sutton Hoo 1966, 1968-1970.