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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


Film double bill: The Caves of Lascaux/Days Long Gone

Friday 12 April,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre

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The Caves of Lascaux (1995, 52 mins, U) is a documentary from the French Palettes series featuring archaeologist Laura Guerin on the cave art at Lascaux in the Dordogne, estimated to be 17,000 years old.

Director: Alain Jaubert.

Days Long Gone (1942, 12 mins, U) recreates the discovery of the cave by four children from the village of Montignac one year on.

Director: Roger Verdier.

Age: U

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The Caves of Lascaux. © 1995 La Sept Arte – Palette production.