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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.

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Fabric of a Nation:
textiles and identity in modern Ghana

22 February – 10 April 2007

Exhibition closed

Room 3

Part of Atlantic Trade and Identity season

The Asahi Shimbun Displays
Objects in focus

Supported by

A collection of contemporary textiles celebrating 50 years of Ghana's independence.

This exhibition marked the 50th anniversay of Ghana's independence from Britian (6 March 1957). It displayed a range of printed cloths, which play an integral role in many aspects of Ghanaian daily life such as ceremonies, politics and religion, and are a significant part of Ghana's economy.

The exhibition was produced in partnership with the Department of Archaeology of the University of Ghana at Legon Musuem. An exhibition of this material opened at the Legon Museum on 6 March 2007.

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Fabric of a Nation

Fabric of a Nation