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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


George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (Biographical details)

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (politician/statesman; British; Male; 1784 - 1860)

Also known as

Aberdeen; Hamilton Gordon, George


Argyll House, London


Conservative Prime Minister 1852-55; donor of antiquities, including (most notably) fragments of sculpture from Persepolis which he had received from his brother Robert Gordon (q.v.).