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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


New discoveries at Herculaneum

Friday 31 May,

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Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, University of Cambridge and author of Herculaneum: Past and Future, discusses the amazing new discoveries resulting from his experience of working with the Herculaneum Conservation Project.

This lecture considers how they illuminate our understanding of life in this once vibrant town.

In association with the Friends of Herculaneum.

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Portrait of baker Terentius Neo and his wife. Pompeii, AD 55–79. © DeAgostini/SuperStock.