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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


Seminar for Arabian Studies conference 2014

Friday 25 July, 10.00 –
Sunday 27 July, 17.00
Clore Centre for Education
Tickets £100
Members £75
Concessions £50
Whole conference £100, Members £75, full-time students £50 Each day £40, Members £30, full-time students £20

To book please e-mail seminar.arab@durham.ac.uk

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This annual academic conference is organised by the British Foundation for the Study of Arabia. It includes the latest research on all aspects of the archaeology, history and languages of Arabia.

£100, Members £75, full-time students £50
Each day £40, Members £30, full-time students £20

Programme and more information: thebfsa.org seminar.arab@durham.ac.uk

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20th Century facsimile of a copper bust of an Akkadian ruler, possibly Sargon. Original in the Iraq Museum, Baghdad, c. 2300 BC