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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

 

Group tour
Sport in the Ancient World

Various rooms 
£9 per person, minimum £135
(max 20 people per tour)

Recommend this tour

Discover the role of sport in the ancient world through this new tour, with an emphasis on the Greek galleries.

Discover specific areas of the British Museum's remarkable collection.

Allow 1 hour for the tour and an extra hour if group lunch is required.

To book, email groups@britishmuseum.org.
Please book at least two weeks in advance.


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Discus-thrower (discobolus). Roman copy of a bronze original of the 5th century BC. From Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, Lazio, Italy

Discus-thrower (discobolus). Roman copy of a bronze original of the 5th century BC. From Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, Lazio, Italy