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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

 

28 March – 29 September 2013

This exhibition is now closed

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Highlights

  • Gold bracelet in the form of a coiled snake, 1st Century AD, Roman, Pompeii

  • Wall painting of the baker Terentius Neo and his wife. From the House of Terentius Neo, Pompeii. AD 50–79

    © Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei

  • Carbonised wooden cradle. From the House of M.P.P.Granianus, Herculaneum, 1st century AD

    © Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei

  • Plaster cast of a dog. From the House of Orpheus, Pompeii, AD 79

    © Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei

  • Satyr and maenads, marble wall panel, From the House of the Dionysiac Reliefs, Herculaneum, 1st century AD

    © Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei

  • Relief with Bacchus and followers, marble wall panel, From the House of the Dionysiac Reliefs, Herculaneum, 1st century AD

    © Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei

  • Mosaic of a guard dog. From the House of Orpheus, Pompeii, 1st century AD

    © Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei

  • Fragment of a wall painting showing a man reclining to drink. From Pompeii, 1st century AD