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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

 

Gallery talk
Filling in the gaps: archaeology and ancient Britain

Wednesday 23 January,
13.15
Room 51
Free, just drop in

Recommend this event

A gallery talk by Katharine Hoare, Department of Learning, Volunteers and Audiences.

Gallery talks last 45 minutes.

They are given by Museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge.


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Wooden writing-tablet from Vindolanda Fort. Roman Britain, about AD 97-103