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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

 

Workshop
Stone carving workshop

Saturday 21 September,
10.00–17.00
Colonnade

This event is fully booked

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Following an introduction to tools and materials, work on a relief inspired by the Museum's collection with tutor Marcia Bennett-Male, Arts Express.

Wear old clothes and sturdy footwear, and bring a strong bag with wheels to take away your piece.

Age: 18


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Photo: Benedict Johnson