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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 gallery session
Celebrating Athens

Tuesday 25 February,
10.30–11.15 & 12.00–12.45
Room 18
Tickets £50

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

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For Key Stage 2 students

Your students will visit the Parthenon Gallery where they will learn about the parts of a Greek temple and explore how the Parthenon communicated and celebrated Athens’ greatness in the 5th century BC.

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

Maximum group size: 30

Age: Key Stage 2

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Students in the Parthenon gallery. © Benedict Johnson