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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
Exploring Egyptian mummies

Saturday 28 June,
Samsung Centre
Free, just drop in

Sponsored by Samsung

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Explore digital techniques used by Museum scientists to uncover the secrets of the ancient Egyptians, and see if you can make your own Museum discovery!

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photo - Benedict Johnson