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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


Ashmolean: New Egyptian Gallery

Ashmolean, Oxford 

Long term loan

Recommend this exhibition

The Ashmolean is home to some of the finest ancient Egyptian and Nubian collections in the country, with Predynastic and Protodynastic material which ranks amongst the most significant in the world.

As part of the final stage of the Ashmolean’s transformation, the Egyptian Galleries will be redisplayed to include the British Museum’s sandstone sculpture of Nerfertiti, reuniting this figure with the statue of her husband from House I.50.20 at Tell el-Amarna.

Sandstone statue of Nefertiti, Egypt, 18th Dynasty