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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


Jacob Faber (Biographical details)

Jacob Faber (German; French; Male; 1500 before - c.1550)

Also known as

Faber, Jacob


Metalcutter from Lorraine; active in Basel between 1516 and 1525 where he primarily cut designs for book-illustrations, among them several works by Holbein.