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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' evening
Members' evening

Monday 16 June,
18.15–22.00
British Museum
Free for Members, no booking required - present your Membership card for entry

Recommend this event

Enjoy a packed programme of activities themed around the BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend.

This includes Project Curator Thomas Williams' illustrated lecture on the exhibition.

Age: 18

Evening programme


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