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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


Bundi Style (Scope note)

This term refers to painting from the court of Bundi from the late sixteenth century to the early nineteenth century. Bundi was one of the earliest courts to accept Mughal rule when in 1569 the fort of Ranthambhor fell to the Mughal force. The earliest paintings from Bundi date to this period – namely the Chunar Ragamala, now dispersed.