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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

 

Ice Age art
arrival of
the modern
mind

Now until 2 June 2013
Advance tickets sold out

Limited walk-up tickets available on the day

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Recommend this exhibition

Ice Age art: opening video

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Opening event

At the private view, Antony Gormley, artist and Trustee of the British Museum, introduces 'the contemporary minds of 40,000 years ago'. With contributions from
Dr Andrew Jones, Tom Holland, Sadie Holland and Lord Robert Winston.