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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

 

2008 past exhibitions

Special exhibitions

The First Emperor:
China's Terracotta Army

13 September 2007 – 6 April 2008

China Landscape

3 May – 27 October 2008

Hadrian: Empire and Conflict

24 July – 27 October 2008

Babylon: Myth and Reality

13 November 2008 – 15 March 2009


Free exhibitions and displays

American Scene:
Prints from Hopper to Pollock

10 April – 7 September 2008

Conservation in focus

11 September – 26 October 2008

Designing change:
coins of Elizabeth II

18 September 2008 – 1 March 2009

Icons of Revolution:
Mao badges then and now

10 April – 14 September 2008

The Sámi Magic Drum

27 November 2008 – 18 January 2009

British sculptors’ drawings:
Moore to Gormley

25 September 2008 – 25 January 2009

Between Tibet and Assam:
cultural diversity in the
eastern Himalayas

23 October 2008 – 13 April 2009