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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
Ice Age horse race

Sunday 24 March,
13.00–14.00 & 14.00–15.00 & 11.00–12.00 & 15.00–16.00
Samsung Centre
Free, booking advised

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

Sponsored by Samsung

Recommend this event

Bring the Ice Age to life by animating huge horse models, then compete in a team to see whose animated horse can run the fastest.

Then try your hand at animating reindeer!

Sessions last 60 minutes.

Age: 7+

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Fragment of decorated reindeer bone engraved with two reindeer.