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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

 

Egyptology Galleries at the
Great North Museum

Great North Museum, Newcastle 

Long-term loan

Recommend this exhibition

The new Great North Museum incorporates collections from the Hancock Museum, Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery.

Highlights of the new museum include a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian's Wall, major new displays showing the wonder and diversity of the animal and plant kingdoms, a planetarium, a life-size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton and a substantial loan of Egyptian objects from the British Museum.

Painted wooden model showing bakers at work, Egypt, Middle Kingdom.