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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
Eating and drinking in Roman Britain

Thursday 23 January,
10.30–11.15 & 12.00–12.45
Room 49
Tickets £50

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

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For Key Stage 2 students

In this gallery based session, your students will use clue cards, recipes and ancient pottery to explore what the objects on display can tell us about food and eating habits in Britain 2,000 years ago.

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Maximum group size: 30

Age: Key Stage 2

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Students study Roman artefacts during an 'Eating and drinking in Roman Britain' session. © Benedict Johnson