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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

 

Gallery talk
Treasure and portable antiquities in the British Museum

Thursday 14 August,
13.15–14.00
Room 2
Free, just drop in

Recommend this event

A gallery talk by Ian Richardson, British Museum.


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