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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


Travels through Greece

Friday 15 February,
Room 90
Free, just drop in, limited seating

Recommend this event

An evening of Greek folk music, poetry recitals and readings of travellers’ accounts.

The evening is inspired by the Greece that met a generation of visitors in the early 19th century.

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The Great Court at the British Museum