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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
Manga comic workshop

Sunday 23 June,
11.00–13.00 & 14.00–16.00
Samsung Centre
Free, booking advised

Sponsored by Samsung

Recommend this event

Learn the secrets of manga comic artists.

Create your own manga-inspired comic with characters from the Museum to print and take home.

Sessions last 120 mins.

Age: 7+

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Manga comic workshop