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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

 

Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World

Surviving treasures from the National Museum of Afghanistan

3 March – 17 July 2011Open late Fridays

Supported by
 Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

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Publications

Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World

Exhibition catalogue, £25

Edited by Fredrik Hiebert
and Pierre Cambon

Persepolis to the Punjab

Persepolis to the Punjab, £29.99

Elizabeth Errington and Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis


Exhibition products

tea towel

Afghan gold tea towel

Cotton

£5.99

Afghan

Afghan Crown Mug

Bone china

£8.99

Cufflinks

Cufflinks

Pure silver and gold foil

£99.00

Jewellery

Jewellery range

View the full range of jewellery from the British Museum