What just happened?

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

 

Grayson PerryThe Tomb of
the Unknown
Craftsman

Extended to 26 February 2012

Members free 
Open late Fridays

Supported by

With

 

Stuntbear finalists

 

Vachik Pachik

Job title

Retired

Interests

Loving and caring
Travel
Yoga

Profile

This teddy-bear was born in Germany, in a finest toy-making factory. He was escorted to Moscow, Russia (then Soviet Union) to join other peers at a display in the magical world of toys.

In the 1970s, however, he finally found his home in Yerevan, Armenia, where he was brought along by the help of the late uncle of the current guardian, becoming the best friend of the current guardian's mother.

When the current guardian was born, Vachik Pachik was presented to her, and was named a few years later after her late father. Since then the teddy-bear served her as an angel, protector during the chaos of the post-Soviet Union era.

He has visited with her the darkest corners of her flat (during blackouts), visited her school, dentist's chair, family reunions, and was a favourite amongst friends.

His love and magical empathy towards everyone touched each person's soul. During his 35 years he has served his guardians so much that his fur has already been re-knitted twice.

In the past few years, Vachik Pachik was lucky enough to travel back and forth between the United States and Armenia, finally settling down in London, United Kingdom.

He is now retired, and is recharging his strength to serve generations to come!

All stuntbear finalists