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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
The Benin brass plaques, contact and trade with the Portuguese 1550–1650

Wednesday 20 August,
Room 25
Free, just drop in

Recommend this event

A gallery talk by Rovianne Matovu, independent speaker.

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