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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


Young Friends
Walk like an Egyptian

Saturday 21 September,
Clore Centre for Education
Tickets £5
Guests £15, adults free

+44 (0)20 7323 8195

Recommend this event

Join other Young Friends for an entertaining afternoon dedicated to the art and traditions of ancient Egypt.

You will have a chance to get to grips with some ancient Egyptian dance moves and listen to Egyptian tales.

  • To book places for this event, use the booking form in remus, the Young Friends' magazine.
  • Bookings will only be accepted by post until 7 June to ensure fair ticket allocation. After 7 June, call +44 (0)20 7323 to book. Phone bookings will not be accepted before 7 June.
  • Young Friends can bring up to 4 guests to events, of whom at least one must be an adult (Young Friend’s parent or guardian).
  • Age: 8–15

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Detail from the Book of the Dead of Nedjmet, perhaps from the Royal Cache at Deir el-Bahari, Egypt, 21st Dynasty, around 1070 BC.