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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
Create a comic

Saturday 23 August,
Samsung Centre
Free, limited places

Sponsored by Samsung

Recommend this event

Turn Museum objects into a crazy comic strip to print and take home. Activity takes 30–40 mins.

Age: 7+

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