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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

 

The BP exhibition

Vikings
life and legend

6 March – 22 June 2014

This exhibition is now closed


Supported by BP BP logo

Organised by the British Museum, the National Museum of Denmark, and the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Win a Viking Homelands cruise

To celebrate the opening of the BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend, you have a chance to win a cruise to see the Viking homelands for yourself!

Win an amazing Viking Homelands cruise for two, worth approximately £6,000, courtesy of Viking Cruises. Sail aboard the new ocean ship Viking Star on this 15-day voyage around Scandinavia and the Baltic, taking you to stunning fjords, enchanting harbour-side towns, grand cities and the historic homelands of the Vikings.

This fantastic prize package includes:

  • A 15-day Viking Homelands cruise with Vikings River Cruises for two people
  • Two open dated tickets to the BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend at the British Museum
  • A signed Vikings: life and legend exhibition catalogue
  • A Scandinavian-themed meal for two in the Great Court Restaurant at the British Museum

This competition closed on 21 March 2014 at 17.00

The winner will be notified by 28 March 2014.

Tickets valid until 22 June 2014, subject to availability and excluding public holidays.

This prize has kindly been donated by Viking River Cruises. For more information, visit www.vikingrivercruises.co.uk


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