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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

 

Gallery talk
Inside the library of Ashurbanipal. King of the World

Tuesday 5 February,
13.15
Room 55
Free, just drop in

Recommend this event

A gallery talk by Jonathan Taylor, Department of Middle East.

Gallery talks last 45 minutes.

They are given by Museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge.


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The 'Garden Party' relief from the North Palace of Ashurbanipal, Nineveh, Iraq, about 645 BC