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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 mummies

Monday 14 October,
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

This lively talk session is full of questions and answers as a member of the schools team uses images and video to dispel some popular misconceptions about mummies, and to explore how studying them can help us understand more about ancient Egypt.

Depending on group size, your students may be joined by students from other schools.

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

Maximum group size: 120

Age: Key Stage 2

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Gilded cartonnage mummy mask, Egypt (Greco-Roman period), Late 1st century BC-early 1st century AD.