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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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Goldman Sachs is delighted to sponsor the exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, which continues our support of the British Museum.

We believe that exhibitions like this encourage and inspire the exchange of ideas and perspectives across generations, enriching the lives of many.

We are grateful to the British Museum and Soprintendenza Speciale per I Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei who have provided access to the new discoveries and iconic artefacts that make this exhibition unique.

We hope you enjoy this rare opportunity to view the everyday life of ancient romans in the first century AD.