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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


Young Friends
Roman dining

Sunday 19 May,
Clore Centre for Education
Tickets £12
Guests £15, adults free

+44 (0)20 7323 8195

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An afternoon event focusing on dining in ancient Rome.

This event celebrates the exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum and the Room 3 Mildenhall display.

Young Friends will have the chance to explore the importance of food and drink in ancient Rome through these exhibitions and other re-enactments.

Booking information

Events are advertised in the remus magazine (the magazine for the Young Friends of the Museum), which is published three times a year.

– Use the booking form attached to remus to book

– Bookings will be accepted by post only within the first few weeks to ensure fair ticket allocation after the specified date you can book by calling the Membership office on +44 (0)20 7323 8195

– Up to maximum of 5 tickets which includes a ticket for the parent or guardian of the Young Friend

Age: 8–15

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Panel from a mosaic: edible fish from the Mediterranean area. It probably decorated a dining-room, Livorno (province), Italy.