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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


trailed (Scope note)

Process whereby a strand of glass is pulled directly onto the surface of an object from a relatively large mass of soft glass. It is used to produce spiral, circular or meandering patterns. The trailed glass can subsequently be pincered etc. into other shapes (Tait 1991).