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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


Lewes Speakers Festival
Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Friday 19 July,
Tickets £12.50

Recommend this event

Listen to Paul Roberts, Exhibition Curator of Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, as he breathes life into the citizens of these two ill-fated Roman cities at the 2013 Lewes Speakers Festival.

Followed by a Q&A session.

This event will take place at Lewes Speakers Festival, Lewes, East Sussex.

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Curator Paul Roberts