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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

 

At cinemas 24 April 2014

#VikingsLive
Certificate 12a as live

 

 


Supported by BP BP logo

Organised by the British Museum, the National Museum of Denmark, and the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Dress up to win

Get creative and dress up in your Viking battle ware, jewellery or any Viking costume at Vikings Live, for the chance to win a range of prizes!

We’re offering the chance to win free tickets to the exhibition, a free exhibition catalogue or a private VIP tour of the exhibition for two people in the company of one of our renowned Viking presenters and experts - Michael Wood, Gareth Williams or Bettany Hughes.

To enter the prize draw simply tweet a photo of you and your friends dressed as Vikings from the cinema before the show starts @britishmuseum with #VikingsRule.

Please note: Travel not included. Winners will be chosen at random. The British Museum reserves the right to share images and content sent as entries to this prizes draw on its social media channels and website. By entering this prize draw, you are giving your consent to this.

Accessories are encouraged but it is advised that weapons, and anything suspiciously pointy, will be unwelcome at participating cinemas.

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