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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


What can you discover from a skeleton?

Saturday 4 October,
11.00–13.00 & 14.00–16.00
Sackler Rooms

This event is fully booked

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Human remains are a unique record of how societies have conceived of death and disposed of the remains of the dead. Their study also provides important information on past human biology, ancient diseases and diet.

In this workshop for adults, join Exhibition Curator Daniel Antoine, British Museum, for an introduction to the bioarchaeological analysis
of ancient skeletons.

Age: 18+

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