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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


stimulant/narcotic equipment (Scope note)

This ategory includes groups of objects associated with the preparation and consumption of beverages, which loosely may be classified as stimulants, e.g. chocolate, coffee and tea.