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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


Interpreting Egyptian art: Alastair Sooke in conversation

Friday 27 June,

Tickets £5
Members/Concessions £3

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

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Alastair Sooke, writer and presenter of the BBC4 series Treasures of Ancient Egypt, and Marcel Marée, British Museum, discuss the considerations of presenting and interpreting ancient Egyptian art on television and in museums.

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