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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 Moritz Richard Zschille (Biographical details)

Louis Moritz Richard Zschille (collector; manufacturer/factory; German; Male; 16 Mar 1847 - 09 Jul 1903)

Also known as

Zschille, Louis Moritz Richard


Collector of art, antiquities, arms and armour, furniture, etc; participator in the World Exhibition, Chicago, 1893; Stadtrat of Grossenhain 1889-1898; collection auctioned in London, Paris and Berlin in and after 1897.