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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


China and her neighbours from the Mongols to the Ming

Saturday 18 October,

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Jessica Rawson, Professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, contextualises the social and cultural changes leading up to the Ming dynasty by reflecting on aspects of pre-existing ancient Chinese international networks.

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