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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


Members' lecture
T E Lawrence, Leonard Woolley and the Wilderness of Zin 100 years on

Monday 27 January,

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An exclusive lecture for Members by Sam Moorhead FSA, British Museum.

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