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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

 

Multimedia Guides

Multimedia Guides

Discover highlight objects in the Museum's collection, either at your own pace or through a selection of guided tours

A detailed insight into over 200 objects in 61 galleries, with highlights tours of the Parthenon sculptures, Korea and Ancient Egypt.

Available in 10 languages. Adults £5

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Event highlights

Arduino workshop

Sunday 1 March, 11.00

Explore objects from around the Museum, then build your own interactive version using the…

City Lit Classics day: portraiture and the representation of the human body in the classical world

Saturday 7 March, 10.00

A day of lectures by tutors from the City Lit, UCL and the British Museum on the theme of…

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Hotels

Ming exhibition hotel packages

Combine a visit to the upcoming BP exhibition Ming: 50 years that changed China with a stay in a nearby luxury hotel (18 September 2014 – 5 January 2015).

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