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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


tinned (Scope note)

Tinned (or tinning) refers to a technique in which a thin layer of tin is applied to an otherwise non-tin item to give it an impression of being made of silver. Another use is to coat the inside of copper vessels to prevent poisoning by copper salts. The term 'tin' is entyered as an additional Material. See also the Technique term 'tin-plated'.