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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

 

Multimedia Guides

Multimedia Guides

Discover highlight objects in the Museum's collection, either at your own pace or through a selection of guided tours

A detailed insight into over 200 objects in 61 galleries, with highlights tours of the Parthenon sculptures, Korea and Ancient Egypt.

Available in 10 languages. Adults £5

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Event highlights

Name and identity in Kemet: the person and the human in ancient Egyptian writings and artefacts

Thursday 7 May, 13.30

Egyptologists have often emphasised personal names as an essential aspect of identity in ancient…

Curator's introduction to Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation

Thursday 7 May, 13.30

Exhibition Curator Gaye Sculthorpe gives a 45-minute illustrated introduction to the BP exhibition…

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Hotels

Ming exhibition hotel packages

Combine a visit to the upcoming BP exhibition Ming: 50 years that changed China with a stay in a nearby luxury hotel (18 September 2014 – 5 January 2015).

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