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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
Ancient Egyptian journey to the afterlife

Saturday 13 September,
Samsung Centre
Free, just drop in

Sponsored by Samsung

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Use mobile devices to explore the Egyptian galleries and learn more about preparing for the afterlife.

Can you collect everything you need for the perfect afterlife?

Age: 7+

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