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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

 

Iron Age (Scope note)

Iron Age is a cultural term widely used from Europe to the Far East, and is subject to local regional subdivisions with their own chronologies. Examples: India: c. 1000 BC - 400 BC (later in the South). For Iron Age objects often described as Celtic, the term Early Celtic Art has been entered in the School/Style field.