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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


Sounds of Berlin

Friday 14 March,
Room 90
Free, booking essential

Recommend this event

BM/PM takes place every second Friday of the month.

Relax at the bar with friends and catch performances that take a fresh look at the Museum’s collection.

This is a special opportunity to experience the exhibition Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation with a soundtrack of music made in, and inspired by, the unique culture of post-war Berlin, provided by DJ Bert Vertigo.

In association with the Goethe-Institut London.

Age: 18+

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