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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

 

22 April–25 July 2010 The BP Special Exhibition

Italian Renaissance Drawings

Fra Angelico to Leonardo

This major exhibition features 100 drawings by Italian Renaissance artists including Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo.

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Renaissance Late

Italian Renaissance drawings: your response
Saturday 24 July,
11.00–16.30
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Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea and dinner packages (includes ticket)
are available from £30.
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  • Andrea del Verrocchio, Head of a woman. Charcoal, heightened with lead white, c. 1475. © The Trustees of the British Museum
  • Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael Titian © The Trustees of the British Museum

Image: Andrea del Verrocchio, Head of a woman. Charcoal, heightened with lead white,
c. 1475. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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