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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


Power and gold in ancient Colombia: curator's introduction

Thursday 21 November,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre

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Project Curator Leonora Duncan gives a 45-minute illustrated introduction to the exhibition Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia.

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