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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


Special event
Charlotte Higgins in conversation: Under Another Sky

Friday 17 January,

Tickets £5
Members/Concessions £3

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

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Charlotte Higgins, chief arts writer at The Guardian and author of Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain, discusses what Roman Britain means to us today

This also includes how its remains have been interpreted since it was rediscovered, and why is it still such a politically fought-over period, with British Museum curator Richard Hobbs, following his research into the Mildenhall Treasure.

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