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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


Icelandic sagas

Friday 30 May,

Tickets £7
Members/Concessions £5

Through Poet in the City: icelandicsagas.eventbrite.com
020 7014 2812

Recommend this event

Poet in the City presents an evening of live poetry and discussion which will provide a rich and imaginative context from which to consider the Icelandic sagas.

Joining a panel of leading experts in medieval Icelandic literature and history will be Gerdur Kristny, Iceland's leading poet and author, whose contemporary take on Nordic myth and legend, Bloodhuf, has been internationally acclaimed, and Exhibition Curator Gareth Williams, British Museum.

Booking: icelandicsagas.eventbrite.com
020 7014 2812

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