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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


Digital workshop
Neolithic workshop

Saturday 22 March,
11.00–13.30 & 14.30–17.00
Samsung Centre
Free, booking advised

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

Sponsored by Samsung

Recommend this event

Learn about the techniques used to explore Neolithic sites and be inspired by a reconstruction from Skara Brae.

Then work with archaeologists to create your own piece of Neolithic art using digital technology.

Sessions last 150 mins.

Age: 7+

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