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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
Make a hotchpotch horse

Sunday 10 August,
Samsung Centre
Free, limited places

Sponsored by Samsung

Recommend this event

Use Photoshop to create your own hotchpotch horse from different parts of the Museum’s collection. Then see your horse race on a giant screen! Activity takes about 30 mins.

Age: 7+

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