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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
Teaching enquiry through ancient Egypt

Thursday 6 February,
Claus Moser Room
Tickets £75

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

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For Key Stage 2 teachers

This one-day course looks at teaching cross-curricular enquiry skills and processes through a topic on ancient Egypt. It will offer the opportunity to explore how to set up enquiry-based studies both in the classroom and during a museum visit, time in the famous Egyptian galleries and lots of teaching ideas.

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

Price includes refreshments, but not lunch.

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A school study an early sand-dried Egyptian mummy. © Benedict Johnson