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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



Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery 

Long-term loan

Recommend this exhibition

When did people first arrive in the Plymouth area and what did they do when they got here? Uncovered, the new permanent gallery at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, contains hundreds of artefacts discovered in the local area such as skulls, domestic items, porcelain, pottery, urns, ingots, axes and coins.

The gallery spans a time period that stretches from prehistoric times through to the present. The British Museum has lent items from the Salcombe Treasure to help tell this story.

Twisted gold torc from the Sa'dian dynasty, Morocco 16th-17th century AD. Found in Salcombe Bay, Devon.