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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


Dr Rupert L S Bruce-Mitford (Biographical details)

Dr Rupert L S Bruce-Mitford (curator; archaeologist; British; Male; 1914 - 1994)

Also known as

Bruce-Mitford, Rupert Leo Scott


Archaeologist of Anglo-Canadian parentage; archaeological field-work during the 1937 construction of the New Bodleian Library, Oxford; analysis of the Anglo-Saxon material recovered at Sutton Hoo in 1939. Joined the British Museum in 1938, becoming Keeper of British & Medieval Antiquities in 1954, then of Medieval & Later Antiquities, 1969.