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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


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17 October 2013 – 23 March 2014

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Win a holiday to Colombia

Experience the spectacle and diversity of Colombia with a nine-day holiday for two, including stays in Bogotá and Cartagena, an excursion to the Rosario Islands, and a visit to the capital’s famous gold museum – the Museo del Oro.

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The competition closes at midnight on 31 December 2013.
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