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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.

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Lost kingdoms of South America

Friday 24 January,

Tickets £5
Members £3

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

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Jago Cooper, British Museum curator and presenter of the BBC TV series Lost Kingdoms of South America, discusses his experiences in tracing the story of the indigenous peoples of South America.

This lecture will share his conclusions about why these lost kingdoms are important to our understanding of both the past and future of the continent.

This event will have live speech-to-text transcription for deaf and hard of hearing people.

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