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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 Harry Reginald Holland Hall (Biographical details)

Dr Harry Reginald Holland Hall (curator; archaeologist; British; Male; 1873 - 1930)

Also known as

Hall, Harry Reginald Holland


Joined The British Museum in 1896 and became Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities 1924-1930; son of the artist Sydney Prior Hall (q.v.). Appointed as a curator in the British Museum in 1896. Excavated in Egypt with the Egypt Exploration Society and directed excavations in southern Iraq for the British Museum, specifically at Ur (Tell el-Mukayyar), Tell al-Ubaid and Eridu (Abu Shahrain) in 1919. Served as Chairman of the Palestine Exploration Fund (q.v.) and Honorary Secretary of the Egypt Exploration Society. Elected a member of the Archaeological Institute in Berlin shortly before his sudden death.


E.A.W. Budge, 'The Rise and Progress of Assyriology', London: Martin Hopkinson & Co, (1925), portrait opposite p.174.