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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


The Last Days of Pompeii (Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei)

Saturday 11 May,

Free, booking advised

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

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A screening of the film The Last Days of Pompeii introduced by Maria Wyke, Professor of Latin, UCL.

A sword-and-sandals epic set in Pompeii, based on the Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel.

American bodybuilder Steve Reeves plays Glaucus, a Roman legionary intent on avenging his father's death. Along the way he wrestles a crocodile, stabs a lion, and comes to the aid of a persecuted Christian community.

Directors: Mario Bonnard, Sergio Leone

1959, 93 mins, Cert. PG

Age: P

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