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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


Events calendar

A range of films, courses, performances and lectures exploring ancient Egypt


Demons, disease, and the dead:
the darker side of religion in pharaonic Egypt

Friday 4 March, 18.30
Explore the more hostile inhabitants of the afterlife who threatened the living and those who had already passed through to the other side.

All Book of the Dead events

Thursday 3 March 13.15 The Book of the Dead: narratives and
influences in contemporary Egyptian art
Lecture   Free
  13.15 Pharaohs and the afterlife Gallery talk   Free
Friday 4 March 18.30 Demons, disease, and the dead: the darker side
 of religion in pharaonic Egypt
Lecture £


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