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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


Digital workshop
Jataka tales animation workshop

Sunday 3 February,
11.00 & 14.00
Samsung Centre
Free, booking advised

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

Sponsored by Samsung

Recommend this event

Work with an award-winning animator to bring ancient Buddhist stories to life.

Create a film about the Foolish Rabbit, the White Elephant and other animals.

Sessions last 120 minutes.

Age: 7+

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The tale of the white elephant from the Jataka tales