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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


School digital session
Digital Islam

Thursday 3 July,
10.30–11.30 & 12.30–13.30
Room 34
Free, booking essential

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

Sponsored by Samsung

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For Key Stage 3 & 4 students.

Explore the world of Islamic art and belief through modern technology.

Lead your students on a digital trail around the Islamic galleries using mobile devices from the museum. The trail explores Islam through key themes in the RE curriculum such as pilgrimage, prayer and expression of spirituality through art.

Digital activities are designed to encourage personal reflection and discussion between students. Photographs captured during the session can be accessed online from school. A facilitator from the museum will offer basic support for the activity.

Cancellation and no-show charges apply. See full terms and conditions

Maximum group size: 15

Age: Key Stages 3 & 4

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