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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
The siege of Lachish

Friday 18 January,
Room 10

This event has been cancelled

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A gallery talk by Rupert Chapman, Department of Middle East.

Gallery talks last 45 minutes.

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

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Lachish relief: Stone panel from the South-West Palace of Sennacherib. Nineveh, northern Iraq, Neo-Assyrian, about 700-681 BC