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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

 

Albergotti (Biographical details)

Albergotti

Also known as

Albergotti

Biography

Owner of a red-figure hydria acquired by the Museum in 1824 as part of the Payne Knight Collection.