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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
African music and dance

Saturday 9 November,
Clore Centre for Education

This event has been cancelled

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An afternoon event focussed on African music and dance.

Come along to this Young Friends' event and enjoy three exciting interactive activities centered around the collection.

Booking for this event opens in September. Booking details will be in the autumn issue of remus.

Age: 8–15

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Sudanese slit drum, Khartoum, Sudan, late 19th century.