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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

 

Spotlight tour
Rosetta Stone

Every Friday
17.00 and 17.30
Room 1 
Free

Recommend this event

Spotlight tours last 20 minutes. They are given by volunteer guides and are suitable for all levels of knowledge.

Free, meet at the relevant gallery.


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The Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone, Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, 196 BC