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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 gallery session
Africa adorned

Wednesday 12 March,
10.30–11.30 & 12.00–13.00
Room 25
Tickets £50

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

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For Key Stage 2 students

Students explore clothes, jewellery and personal appearance in a selection of African countries. They then discuss how and why people dress differently for different occasions.

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Maximum group size: 30

Age: Key Stage 2

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Jubba, a cotton tunic with appliqué panels Northern Sudan, Africa, 19th century AD.