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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 Egyptian life

Thursday 13 March,
10.30–11.15 & 12.00–12.45
Clore Education Centre
Tickets £1

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

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For Key Stage 2 students

Your students and students from other schools join a member of the schools team in one of the Museum's lecture theatres for a slideshow talk exploring the famous tomb-painting of Nebamun hunting in the marshes. They will find out about his life and how one painting can start off enquiries into many aspects of life in ancient Egypt.

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

Maximum group size: 120

Age: Key Stage 2

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Detail from a wall-painting in the tomb-chapel of Nebamun, Thebes, Egypt, late 18th Dynasty, around 1350 BC.