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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


Henry J Briggs (Biographical details)

Henry J Briggs (Male; 1843 - 1867)

Also known as

Briggs, Henry J


Sold British archaeological material to the Museum 1843-1867 on 43 occasions. He is described in one register entry as a labourer. The material he sold to the Museum mainly or exclusively were found in the river Thames