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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


Embalming: theory and practice

Thursday 2 October,

Free, booking essential

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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Ancient Egyptian embalming techniques are popularly known, but where does our information come from and how does recent research challenge our assumptions?

Project Curator Marie Vandenbeusch explains what the ancient texts say on embalming practice, what experts expect to find through CT scanning processes, and what the evidence leads us to conclude about this ancient process.

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