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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

 

2005 past exhibitions

Special exhibitions

Africa Garden

8 May – 4 September 2005

Samuel Palmer: vision and landscape

21 October 2005 – 22 January 2006


Free exhibitions and displays

Ferdinand Columbus:
Renaissance Collector

9 February – 5 June 2005

Forgotten Empire:
the world of Ancient Persia

9 September 2005 – 8 January 2006

Iran before Islam: Propaganda
and Religion AD 224 – 652

30 June 2005 – 8 January 2006

Samurai to Manga:
Japan across the centuries

15 December 2005 – 8 February 2006

Wealth of Africa: 4,000 years
of money and trade

20 January – 26 June 2005