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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

 

South Africa Landscape

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Plants and related objects


 

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Bird-of-paradise flower

Strelitzia reginae
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Daisy family

Felicia amelloides, Osteospermum, Gazania
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Sweet thorn

Acacia karroo
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Elephant’s foot yam

Dioscorea elephantipes
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Lesotho red hot poker

Kniphofia caulescens
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Restio

Elegia tectorum
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Tree euphorbia

Euphorbia ingens
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All plant images: © Richard Wilford, Stephen Ruddy, RBG Kew
Rock art image: © David Coulson

 

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