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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


Egyptian Treasures at the Kelvingrove

Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery 

Long-term loan of over 80 objects

Recommend this exhibition

Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery reopened in July 2006 after a £30 million Heritage Lottery funded restoration and redisplay, attracting more than 1.3 million visitors in the first three months.

Integrated with Glasgow's own collection of Ancient Egyptian material this is a long-term loan of some 84 items from the British Museum.

Katep and Hetepheres - limestone painted pair statue.