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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


Olive oil tasting

Friday 10 May,
18.30–19.00 & 19.30–20.00
Clore Centre for Education

This event is fully booked

Recommend this event

Valentina Daprile from Carluccio's leads sessions in tasting Italian olive oil, helping you to discern the difference between regions and types of oil.

Due to high demand, please be aware that your place may be given to others if you do not arrive in time for this workshop.

Part of Up late in Pompeii: a night out in the Bay of Naples

Age: 11+

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