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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

 

22 May – 30 November 2014
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Julius Baer is proud to continue its partnership with the British Museum to present the 2014 major exhibition Ancient lives: new discoveries. The leading private banking group in Switzerland, which incorporates a large footprint in the UK, has a long-standing tradition of supporting the arts. Julius Baer values the opportunity to share in such a significant cultural experience, which features innovative research and cutting-edge visualisation, and to underline its commitment to the Museum by helping to bring the exhibition to life.

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Samsung is delighted to be the official Technology partner for this special exhibition. Samsung is a long-standing supporter of the British Museum, having opened the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre in 2009 with a vision to help visiting children and families explore and engage with the Museum’s objects in new and exciting ways through its latest technology.

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Watch this ultra high definition film, produced by Samsung, which showcases the technology in the exhibition and shares insights from the exhibition team on the discoveries they have made.


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