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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


Didcot Hoard

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 

Long-term loan

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Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Ashmolean has undertaken a major redevelopment with a new building designed by architect Rick Mather. His design will double the existing gallery space and create a dedicated Education Centre and conservation facilities.

The new Ashmolean will feature innovative displays of the collections including the British Museum’s long-term loan of the Didcot Hoard to the new Money Gallery.

Didcot Hoard, Roman, AD 100200.