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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
Talk like an Egyptian

Saturday 24 May,
Samsung Centre
Free, limited places

Sponsored by Samsung

Recommend this event

Learn about ancient Egyptian characters and then use digital technology to bring their stories to life. Activity takes 30–40 mins.

Age: 7+

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