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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
Writing workshop with Damian Dibben

Sunday 20 April,
11.00–13.00 & 14.00–16.00
Samsung Centre
Free, booking essential

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

Sponsored by Samsung

Recommend this event

Join screenwriter and internationally acclaimed children’s novelist Damian Dibben (author of the popular History Keepers series) to write your own stories inspired by mysterious objects from the Museum’s collection.

Sessions last 120 mins.

Age: 9+

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