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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


The Sudan Archaeological Research Society's Kirwan Memorial Lecture
The Egyptians in Kush: the discoveries of F W Green

Monday 9 September,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £15
Members/Concessions £12.50
£10 for SARS members

Booking: SARS@britishmuseum.org

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The Egyptologist F W Green travelled along the Nile in the first decade of the 20th century and made a number of important discoveries which were never published.

Using Green’s personal diaries which only recently came to light, Vivian Davies, former Keeper of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum, will chart Green’s journeys, highlighting his discoveries and setting them in the context of current scholarship.

Followed by a reception.

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View over the Nile of Jebel Kajbar, the site of one of F. W. Green’s most important discoveries