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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


Bronze Age (Scope note)

Bronze 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: Britain and Ireland: c. 2150 BC - 800 BC France: c. 2150 BC - 800 BC Greece: c. 3200 BC - 1060 BC Italy: c. 2200BC - 975 BC Korea: c. 2000 BC - 500 BC Low Counties: c. 2000 BC - 800 BC Scandinavia: c. 1600 BC - 550 BC