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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


Study day
Encountering the sacred in museums

Friday 15 March,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £35
Members/Concessions £28

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

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Join us for a day of lively discussions on the varied ways visitors practice their faith and experience the sacred in museums.

Speakers from a mix of museum and academic backgrounds will include Karen Armstrong, British Museum Trustee, Dr John Troyer, University of Bath and Dr Fiona Candlin, Birkbeck, University of London.


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The Great Court at the British Museum