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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
Reshuffling the deck: card game workshop

Sunday 11 May,
11.00–13.00 & 14.00–16.00
Samsung Centre
Free, booking advised

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

Recommend this event

Learn about card games from around the world, and work with a professional games designer to create your own personalised Top Trumps-style cards to take home. Sessions last 120 mins.

Age: 7+

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Pack of playing cards taken from a pirate ship