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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


Simone Pomardi: draughtsman and painter in Rome and Greece

Thursday 14 March,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking advised

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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Author Pier Andrea De Rosa discusses the life and work of draughtsman, landscape painter, traveller and writer Simone Pomardi.

Pomardi's drawings recording his travels through Greece in the early 19th century are on display in the Room 90 exhibition In search of Classical Greece.

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