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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


Half-term activity
Marvellous mummies

Tuesday 27 May,
Great Court
Free, just drop in

Recommend this event

Take part in an interactive family show, contribute to an artwork, make something to take home with you or join a family gallery talk. Each day will have a different programme, so come back as often as you can.

Follow the whole week of activities on pinterest at www.pinterest.com/britishmuseum/marvellous-mummies

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