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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


School study day
Mycenaean Greece

Thursday 6 February,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £5

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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For Year 12 and 13 (AS/AL) students only.

A lecture-based study day covering several aspects of the archaeology of the Mycenaean world. Of interest to classical archaeology students and all students reading Homer.

Cancellation and no-show charges apply.See full terms and conditions

Includes a lunch break.
Maximum group size: 20 students from any one school or college. Teachers go free.

Age: Key Stage 5 – Years 12 & 13

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