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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


The Roman Frontier

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle 

Long term loan

Recommend this exhibition

The Roman Frontier: stories beyond Hadrian's Wall, showcases Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery’s significant Roman collections along with objects from the British Museum.

It tells the story of the Empire's northernmost frontier which the Romans occupied for 400 years. This exhibition also examines frontiers, looking at how Hadrian's Wall relates to modern frontiers.

Marble statue of Fortune.