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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


charioteer/chariot (Scope note)

The term 'charioteer/chariot' is used for images of charioteers or chariots or both where the context is not chariot-racing (for which use the term 'charioteer/chariot-racing'). If the chariot is being driven by a deity, emperor, soldier, personification, etc. an additional Subject term should be entered.