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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


Greece on the eve of the 19th century: between myth and reality

Thursday 11 April,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre

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Fani-Maria Tsigakou, Benaki Museum, Athens, explores the prevailing ideas of 'Greece' in the 19th century.

This lecture looks at the 'Greece' as popularised by European travellers and contemporary historiography, and their influence on the Greek independence movement and the shaping of modern Greece.

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