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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


박물관 체험 세션
박물관 체험 데스크

매일 11:00–16:00
Free, just drop in

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박물관 소장품을 직접 다뤄볼 수 있는 특별한 기회. 자원 봉사자가 관람객을 도와드리고 질문에 답해드립니다.

Enlightenment Gallery

Temporary exhibitions

Living and Dying Gallery

The Wellcome Trust Gallery

China, India, South Asia and Southeast Asia Gallery

The Joseph E Hotung Gallery

Roman Britain Gallery

Money Gallery

The Citi Money Gallery

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