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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


Treasures of Heavensaints, relics and devotion
in medieval Europe

23 June – 9 October 2011

Members free 
Open late Fridays

Sponsored by John Studzinski

In association with
William and Judith Bollinger, Singapore
Betsy and Jack Ryan
Howard and Roberta Ahmanson
The Hintze Family
Charitable Foundation

Organised with
The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Walters Art Museum


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