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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

 

Gábor Fejérváry (Biographical details)

Gábor Fejérváry (collector; Hungarian; Male; 1780 - 1851)

Also known as

Fejérváry, Gábor

Biography

Great Hungarian collector, whose collection (primarily of classical and Egyptian objects) was formed in Hungary in the second quarter of the XIXc with the assistance of his nephew Ferenc Pulszky (q.v.), who inherited it.
Part of his collection of bronzes and ivories acquired by the Museum 1854-1868.

Bibliography

E.Marosi & G.Klaniczay, 'The XIXc process of musealisation in Hungary', Budapest 2006 (the product of a Getty funded project on the history of this collection)