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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
Passport to the afterlife

Saturday 11 May,
Samsung Centre
Free, just drop in

Sponsored by Samsung


Recommend this event

Use smartphones to follow an augmented reality trail around the Egyptian galleries.

Solve clues about the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Activity takes about 40 mins.

A form of photo ID is required as deposit for this activity (please note that we cannot accept credit cards or passports as a deposit).

Age: 7+

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Photo: Benedict Johnson