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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


Celebrating Ganesha: curator's introduction

Friday 28 February,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £5
Members/Concessions £3

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Visiting curator Manisha Nene gives a 45-minute illustrated introduction to the display From temple to home: celebrating Ganesha.

Manisha, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum, Mumbai, recalls her journey from participant on the British Museum’s International Training Programme to curating this display and explains the enduring importance of its subject, the elephant-headed god Ganesha.

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