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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

 

Trail
Britain’s secret treasures

The ITV1 series Britain’s Secret Treasures (16–22 July 2012) featured sixteen finds which are currently on display in the British Museum.
For details of the other finds in the series see itv.com/treasures 

Britain’s secret treasures Museum floorplan 

Ground floor 

  1. 1. Vale of York Hoard
    Broadcast 22 July
  2. 2. Near Lewes Hoard
    Broadcast 22 July
  3. 3. Tisbury Hoard
    Broadcast 18 July
  4. 4. Durham Assemblage
    Broadcast 18 July
  5. 5. Frome Hoard
    Broadcast 19 July
  6. 6. North West Essex Ring
    Broadcast 20 July
  7. 7. Silverdale Hoard
    Broadcast 20 July
  8. 8. Hockley Pendant
    Broadcast 16 July
  9. 9. Rochester Cufflinks
    Broadcast 17 July

Upper floor 

  1. 10. Staffordshire Moorlands Pan
    Broadcast 22 July
  2. 11. Ashwell Hoard
    Broadcast 20 July
  3. 12. Sedgeford Torc
    Broadcast 16 July
  4. 13. Winchester Hoard
    Broadcast 20 July
  5. 14. Milton Keynes Hoard
    Broadcast 19 July
  6. 15. Ringlemere Cup
    Broadcast 22 July
  7. 16. Anarevitos Stater
    Broadcast 18 July

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All these finds have been reported through the Portable Antiquities Scheme, a project to record archaeological objects found by the public. For more information see finds.org.uk 

If you are keen to get involved in archaeology see the Council for British Archaeology website: britarch.ac.uk