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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 13 January,
11.00 & 14.00
Samsung Centre
Free, booking advised

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

Sponsored by Samsung

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Learn the secrets of manga comic artists.

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

Sessions last 120 minutes.

Age: 7+

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A Manga comic made in the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre