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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

 

Rembrandt:
Three Crosses

28 February 2006 – 23 April 2006
Free

Exhibition closed

Room 3

The Asahi Shimbun Displays
Objects in focus

Supported by

In the year marking the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt's birth, this small exhibition highlights one of the artist's most well known works, The Three Crosses. It contrasts two very different visions the artist produced of the same image of the crucifixion.

Detail of The Three Crosses by Rembrandt van Rijn. Signed and dated AD 1653

Detail of The Three Crosses by Rembrandt van Rijn. Signed and dated AD 1653