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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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Schools

Unique objects from different cultures and traditions from ancient Colombia (including Muisca, Quimbaya, Calima, Zenú and Tairona) are presented to exemplify the great diversity of people that populated this complex cultural landscape before the arrival of the Europeans.

School visits

Tickets are free to all schools. To book please contact the Ticket Desk: tickets@britishmuseum.org
Please have a few potential dates in case your first choice is not possible.

General information for school visits 

Resources

Visit guide for teachers 

This includes pre and post visit ideas as well as teaching suggestions for inside the exhibition, which use key objects as starting points to introduce wider concepts. With different sections for primary and secondary teachers.
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Image bank 

High-quality images of exhibition objects, selected for their relevance and interest to students of all ages, with maps and site photographs. Perfect for use on classroom whiteboards.
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Anthropomorphic pectoral, Colombia, Tairona, AD 900–1600. © Museo del Oro – Banco de la República, Colombia

Anthropomorphic pectoral, Colombia, Tairona, AD 900–1600. © Museo del Oro – Banco de la República, Colombia.


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