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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


In search of Classical Greece

Friday 8 February,

Tickets £5
Members/Concessions £3

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

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Professor John Camp introduces the Greece of the early 19th century.

Guest curator of the forthcoming Room 90 exhibition In search of Classical Greece and Director of Athenian Agora Excavations, Professor John Camp, explores the reality of the Classical sites pre-independence, when well-to-do European travellers ‘re-discovered’ ancient Greece.

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Edward Dodwell. A katabathra of Lake Copais, illustration of a passage from the artist's 'Classical and Topographical Tour Through Greece, during the years 1801, 1805 and 1806