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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 digital session
Life after death in ancient Egypt

Monday 30 June,
10.30–12.00 & 12.30–14.00
Samsung Centre
Free, booking essential

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

Sponsored by Samsung

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For Key Stage 2 students

Students explore ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife and create a photo collage on the computer.

Themes discussed in the workshop include family, food, hobbies and the environment of the ancient Egyptians. Links to children’s finished work are sent back to school via email.

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

Maximum group size: 30

Age: Key Stage 2

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Investigating on the whiteboard in the Samsung Centre. © Benedict Johnson