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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

 

Half-term activity
Animals in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Monday 27 May,
13.00–14.00

Free, booking essential

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

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Best-selling children's author Caroline Lawrence tells what life was like for animals in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

In a sometimes funny and sometimes moving talk illustrated by frescoes, mosaics and her recent trip to the Bay of Naples.

Age: 7+


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Mosaic of a guard dog. From the House of Orpheus, Pompeii, 1st century AD. © Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei