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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


Mrs Theodore Bent (Biographical details)

Mrs Theodore Bent (author/poet; British; Female; 1929)

Also known as

Bent, Mabel Virginia Anna; Hall-Dare, Mabel Virginia Anna; Bent, James Theodore


Wife of James Theodore Bent (q.v.), accompanied her husband on his travels and published an account of these with photographs after his death as Mrs Theodore Bent. Donated a small collection of South Arabian items in 1926.