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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 spotlight talk
Looking at the ancient Egyptian afterlife

Thursday 15 May,
10.30–11.15 & 12.00–12.45
Clore Centre for Education
Tickets £1

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

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For Key Stage 2 students

Alongside students from other schools in one of the Museum’s lecture theatres, your students will find out about the weighting of the heart, discover how the spells and information in the Book of the Dead helped the ancient Egyptians on their journey to the afterlife, and learn about what they expected to find there.

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

Maximum group size: 120

Age: Key Stage 2

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