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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
Olympic champions!

Sunday 22 June,
11.30–15.30
Samsung Centre
Free, limited places

Sponsored by Samsung

Recommend this event

Become an ancient Greek Olympian using a green screen and edit your portrait in Photoshop to print and take home. Activity takes 30–40 mins.

Age: 7+


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Photo: Benedict Johnson