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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

 

Extended until 4 July 2010

Kingdom of Ife

Sculptures from West Africa

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Related gallery and displays

 

The Sainsbury African Galleries
Room 25
Daily 10.00–17.30

Find out more about African culture and heritage in the Museum’s African Galleries, Lower floor, Room 25. African objects can also be found in many other galleries throughout the Museum.

Fra Angelico to Leonardo:
Italian Renaissance drawings
Reading Room
22 April – 25 July

In collaboration with the Uffizi in Florence, this major exhibition features 100 drawings including works by Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael.

£12, Members free

Impressions of Africa:
money, medals and stamps
Room 69a
1 April 2010 – 6 February 2011

This small display looks at the images of Africa presented on the coins, banknotes, medals and stamps made for the continent during the past 100 years.
Admission free

South Africa Landscape:
Kew at the British Museum
West Lawn
29 April – 10 October

African-inspired landscape in the forecourt of the Museum, in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Experience the colours and scents of indigenous plants, and gain greater understanding of the region’s biodiversity and people.
Admission free

 

 

 




Co-organised by

Fundación Marcelino Botín Museum for African art

In collaboration with the National Commission
for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria.

Sponsored by

Santander

Additional support provided by

The A.G. Leventis Foundation