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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

 

Special event
A Roman Feast from The Classical Cookbook

Friday 17 May,
18.30–20.30
Great Court
Tickets £35

Reservations can be made via email at bmrestaurant@benugo.com or call +44 (0)20 7323 8990

Recommend this event

Join us for a three-course meal inspired by Roman cuisine from The Classical Cookbook by Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger.

With its subtle mix of sweet and sour flavours, its fragrant herbs, cheesecakes and red wines, the cuisine of the ancient Mediterranean is sure to whet the appetite of every modern gourmet.

Enjoy authentic recipes, translated and adapted for modern dining. The authors will give a short introduction to the dishes, painting a vibrant picture of living, wining and dining in the ancient world.

£35 pp, including glass of Prosecco on arrival.

This event is ticketed and must be booked in advance.


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Detail of the initiate making an offering. Roman fresco, Oecus 5, Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii, Italy, mid-first century BC (© akg-images / Tristan Lafranchis).