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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
Ice Age in motion

Sunday 24 March,
Samsung Centre
Free, limited places

Sponsored by Samsung

Recommend this event

Make beautiful Ice Age reindeer swim using stop-motion software, and learn how animation works.

No animation experience required!

Age: 7+

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Tip of a mammoth tusk carved as two reindeer depicted one behind the other. Approximately 13,000 years old, from Montastruc, France