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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


enamelled (Scope note)

This term is only used in the context of metalwork, and the Material 'enamel' is entered for such records. - The only exception is for European Iron Age material, where the Technique 'enamelled' is entered, but not the Material 'enamel' (See the Scope Note for the Material term 'enamel'). - If the object is simply a sample of enamel, the Technique 'enamelled' is not entered. N.B. The term 'enamelled' is not used in the context of ceramics, where the object is described as, e.g.: 'painted in enamels', or 'decorated in enamels' (with the resulting Techniques 'glazed' and painted') and no entry 'enamel' in Material'.