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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


Teacher course
Training sessions for SEN teachers

Thursday 3 October,
Claus Moser Room
Free, booking essential

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

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For teachers from Special Schools, or of SEN students in mainstream schools.

These sessions are for all teachers and support workers of students with special educational needs, whether within a mainstream class or from a special school. The sessioins will provide you with lots of practical ideas about making the most of a visit to the Museum for students with special educatinal needs and a chance to ask any questions.

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

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