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Pendant, Thorshammer, silver. Filigree ornamentation. SHM 9822

Vikings were very talented metal smiths. This pendant has the shape of a Thor’s hammer, and is the only one of its kind with exceptional craftsmanship. This is just one of the rare artifacts you can see in Vikings: Lives Beyond the Legends. Try your best to copy the drawing of the pendant below, or sculpt it using play dough or plasticine.

Greater Victoria Public Library Picks Imagine creating something with this amount of detail in metal!

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Adventures with the Vikings Bailey, Linda 2001

Catla and the Vikings Nelson, Mary 2012

Everyday Life in Viking Times Martell, Hazel 2006

A History of Sailing Ships Rossi, Renzo 2006


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Also known as Younger Funthark, Vikings had their own way of recording history. Usage of the Younger Futhark can be found in Scandinavia and Viking Age settlements abroad. It was most likely in use from the 9th century onward. While Elder Funthark had been an actual “secret” known only to the

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literate elite, with only some 350 surviving inscriptions, literacy of Younger Funthark became widespread in Scandinavia, and found on thousands of Runestones.

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Can you spell your name in Younger Funthark?

Decipher the Secret Message

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Draw a Viking Landscape!

VISIT VIKINGS: Lives Beyond the Legends Today! This feature exhibition is on now until November 11, 2014 and included with your annual membership.


Can you find the words? F S C Y H I S I F P Z Z Z G V

C W W S Y F M K A W O Q T R V

M O A P U T B F Y Y H T W T J

X R A L L A H L A V G E D Q W

U D I I F B X R G J N O R S E

VIKING THOR EIR SIF SCANDINAVIA

A L W A R R I O R D V R O H T

A G E K Y M V G N I K I V I D

Z V E S A I W A N O J N Q Y S

Q E Z S C A N D I N A V I A Y

F G L X O V R U I N S D J R W

TRADER VALHALLA SETTLER WARRIOR NORSE

D I Q Y O M R E L T T E S H M

R A J M E K C Q N V R C F Y Z

T R A D E R A E Y X I K Z N D

X V M V A L K Y R I E S D U Z

D Z N U D B V Q I J A X G W N

RUINS SWORD VALKYRIES

Join us for these family events! ABORIGINAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2014

WONDER SUNDAY: OCEANS

CANADA DAY OLD-TIME PENNY CARNIVAL

June 19 – 21 Free Royal BC Museum Campus

June 29, 1 – 3 pm Included with admission or membership No registration required

July 1, 1 – 3 pm Included with admission or membership No registration required

Celebrate BC’s First Nations and Metis cultures through performances and events.

We wonder about the wide open ocean and the fascinating things that occupy it.

Bring your pennies and step right up to try your hand at an egg-on-spoon race, fishing pond and more.

Don’t miss a moment visit royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/events


A couple of Kids’ Club members got inspired and sent in these drawings of what they thought would happen if Vikings came to the exhibition. Thanks Rupert and Franny!

FEATURE ARTIST

Rupert, Age 10

FEATURE ARTIST

You could be the next featured Kids’ Club artist!

Franny, Age 7

Send your drawing to: Royal BC Museum membership 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2

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