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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


Topping & Company Booksellers
Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Friday 26 July,
Tickets £7

Recommend this event

British Museum Curator Paul Roberts will be at Topping Books in Bath to talk about the Museum's major exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The talk will offer a unique insight into the lives of ordinary people in these two ill-fated Roman cities.

This event will take place at the Bookshop, Bath BA1 5LS.

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Curator Paul Roberts