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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


The discovery of Colombia’s pre-Hispanic past

Friday 31 January,

Tickets £5
Members/Concessions £3

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

Recommend this event

Warwick Bray, Emeritus Professor of Latin American Archaeology, University College London, tells the story of the uncovering of Colombia’s past from the colonial period to the present.

The lecture draws on his personal experiences during 50 years of research on Colombian archaeology.

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