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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


moulded (Scope note)

If the object is MOULD-MADE, use that term instead. For Prehistory & Europe, see MOULDING in the Form field. NB. The terms MOULD-MADE, MODELLED AND MOULDED have been used interchangeably in some cases.