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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

 

Australia LandscapeKew at the
British Museum

21 April – 16 October 2011

Museum forecourt
Free
 

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The landscape starts to take shape

Steve Ruddy and Richard Wilford – 19 April 2011
As the plants start to form a framework, the rockwork nears completion. Read more

Creating pathways and our
first delivery

Steve Ruddy and Richard Wilford – 7 April 2011
How the team prepared the landscape pathways before the first of the deliveries arrived. Read more

Building of the landscape starts

Steve Ruddy and Richard Wilford – 30 March 2011
Steve and Richard begin the build by plotting out the layout of the Landscape. Read more

Finding plants for the landscape

Steve Ruddy and Richard Wilford – 24 March 2011
Richard and Steve travel far and wide to find the star plants to feature in the landscape. Read more

Inspiration from granite outcrops

Steve Ruddy – 21 March 2011
A visit to the granite outcrops near Perth in Western Australia to draw inspiration for this year's landscape. Read more

Researching the landscape

Steve Ruddy – 18 March 2011
Kew's Steve Ruddy travels down under to research plants that will feature in the landscape. Read more

 

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