DECODING VIKING RUNES

TED-Ed Animation

With their navigational skills and advanced longships, the Vikings sustained their seafaring for over 300 years. But for all their might, they left few monuments. Instead, fragments of stone, bark and bone found at the sites of ancient settlements provide the keys to their culture. Many of these objects are inscribed with Old Norse written in runic letters. 

This animation was made from paper cut outs, animated in After Effects.

Role Director, Animator

Client TED-Ed

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