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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

 

24 May – 30 September 2012

The exhibition is now closed

Royal Patron:
HM Queen Elizabeth II

A Diamond Jubilee Celebration


Supported by

Saudi Equestrian Fund logo
Layan Cultural Foundation logo
Juddmonte Farm logo

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The exhibition is supported by the Board of Trustees of the Saudi Equestrian Fund, The Layan Cultural Foundation and Juddmonte Farms.

It is being held in association with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, the King Abdulaziz Arabian Horse Centre and the King Abdulaziz Public Library Riyadh.

Image: Fragment of a carved relief featuring three horses drawing a chariot. From the north-west palace, Nimrud, Assyria (modern-day Iraq). Neo-Assyrian, 9th century BC.