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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


Gallery talk
Discussing Kitaj's prints

Friday 5 July,
Room 90
Free, just drop in

Recommend this event

A gallery talk by Jennifer Ramkalawon, British Museum, and Marco Livingstone, author and art historian.

ery talks last 45 minutes.

y are given by Museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge.

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