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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


model (Scope note)

The term 'model' is entered as well as the Object Name what the model represents (unless it is a Narrow Term of 'model'). The term 'model' is generally used for representations of inanimate subjects (e.g. 'amphora') and the term 'figure' for animate ones (e.g. 'dancer').