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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

 

Members' lecture
Pompeii brought back to life? Some puzzles of the Roman city

Monday 3 June,
18.30–20.00

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An exclusive lecture with Mary Beard, Professor of Classics, University of Cambridge.

Embark on a journey of discovery and expand your mind at this programme of lectures designed exclusively for Members. Hear experts talk about fascinating projects and gain a deeper understanding of the work of the Museum. Spaces are limited, so book your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


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Members’ event. Photo: Barney Poole