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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


costume/clothing (Scope note)

Double-key with other terms in the thesaurus as necessary, e.g. 'baker'. See also Object Name 'costume print' and Subject 'personal ornament'. This category and its NTs should be used very sparingly, for very detailed examples of costume.