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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


On preservation and nostalgia in architecture

Sunday 30 June,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £5
Members/Concessions £3

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

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In this event, a panel will discuss approaches taken towards architectural conservation in the historical areas of Bahrain and the challenges of introducing contemporary architecture within this urban context.

In a region whose architectural language oscillates between nostalgic reinvention and super-modernism, preservation projects commissioned by the Ministry of Culture will be examined as case studies.

The panel includes Sh. Mai Al Khalifa, Minister of Culture, Bahrain.

In association with Shubbak – A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture.

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