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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


Special event
Sash of Fulfilment: artist Leo Asemota in discussion

Thursday 24 October,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential

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

Recommend this event

A discussion with artist Leo Asemota and British Museum curator Christopher Spring, this event explores key themes in Asemota's 'The Ens Project', an ongoing multiphase work.

The discussion will begin with a screening of films from Asemota’s live artworks in the Tanks at Tate Modern (2012) and St Paul’s Cathedral (2008), followed by a procession of characters from the performances draped in the 'Sash of Fulfilment' marking the end of their involvement in Asemota’s project.

In association with Africa Studies Association UK on their 50th anniversary.

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