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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

 

South Africa Landscape

Kew at the British Museum

Admission free  |  West lawn, Museum forecourt

Building the landscape


Time lapse video

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Some highlights from the build

Video of plants arriving from Kew Gardens

 

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