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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

 

Lecture
Ice Age art: curator’s introduction

Thursday 14 February,
13.15

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Exhibition Curator Jill Cook gives a 45-minute illustrated introduction to the exhibition Ice Age art: arrival of the modern mind.

The lecture will discuss the context, themes and highlights of the exhibition.

British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted eventThis event is sign language interpreted.


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Female figure sculpted from steatite. Found at Grimaldi, Italy, about 20,000 years old. Musée d'Archéologie nationale. © Photo RMN/Jean-Gilles Berizzi