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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


Seminar for Arabian Studies

Friday 26 July,
Saturday 27 July,
Sunday 28 July,
Clore Centre for Education
Tickets £100
Members £75
Concessions £50
Above prices are for all 3 days. Prices per day: £45, Members £30, students £20

+44 (0)20 7323 8308 or seminar.arab@durham.ac.uk

Recommend this event

An academic three-day conference dedicated to the latest discoveries on the archaeology, history and languages of Arabia.

The second day of the conference is followed at 18.30 by the MBI Lecture: Arab Navigation by Anthony Constable.

Booking and further details: The Secretaries
Seminar for Arabian Studies
The British Museum
c/o Middle East Department
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
Tel. +44 (0)20 7323 8308

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