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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

 

Performance
Writing Mesopotamia: performance

Sunday 27 April,
14.00–16.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential

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

Recommend this event

Come to the Museum for a unique public performance of works inspired by the history and culture of Mesopotamia and Iraq.

This includes readings from participants in the 'Writing Mesopotamia' series of creative writing workshops at the Museum, followed by a performance in English and Arabic by Iraqi poet Adnan al Sayegh and British poet Jenny Lewis.


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Adnan al Sayegh and Jenny Lewis reading at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, March 2013. Credit, Mouthanna al Sayegh.