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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


Edward Burney MC (Biographical details)

Edward Burney MC (Male; 1944; active)

Also known as

Burney, Edward


Descendant of Charles Burney, the classical scholar; through his wife, Mrs S M Burney, donated busts of Charles Burney the elder and the younger (qq.v.) to the Museum in 1944.