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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


The Iain Browning Memorial Lecture 2013
The Nabatean palace structures on Umm al-Biyara, Petra

Thursday 6 June,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, just drop in, limited seating

Recommend this event

Piotr Bienkowski, University of Manchester, discusses the latest results from his ongoing excavations on the famous mountain of Umm el-Biyarah in Petra.

Long known to be an Edomite centre, the excavations are now revealing extraordinary palatial remains from the Nabataean period.

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Umm al-Biyara, Petra. Copyright: Piotr Bienkowski