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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


Digital workshop
Olympic champions!

Saturday 21 December,
Samsung Centre
Free, limited places

Sponsored by Samsung


Recommend this event

Become an ancient Greek Olympian using a green screen and then use comic book software to decorate your portrait with ancient accessories.

Activity takes 30–40 mins.

Age: 7+

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Photo: Benedict Johnson