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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
Children in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Friday 31 May,
13.00–14.00

Free, booking essential

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

Recommend this event

Roman Mysteries author Caroline Lawrence explores what life was like for a Roman child.

The talk will be animated with illustrations and lively audience debate.

Age: 7+


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Carbonised wood-cradle from Herculaneum. © Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei