Tanum Rock Carvings

Tanum Rock Carvings

exploring an area with highly concentrated prehistoric rock carvings

Location: 

457 93 Tanum, Sweden

Duration: 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Journey: 

Personal highlights

  1. Tanum: a collection of about 600 panels of rock carvings found today
  2. History: they origin from the bronce age, somewhat between 1800 to 500 BCE
  3. Rock Carvings: huge variatey from people and animals to boats and chariots
  4. Coloring: red color has been added recently to make the carvings more visible
  5. UNESCO: since 1994, a highly concentrated stretch of 25km is protected

Image sources

  1. Me exploring the petroglyphs
  2. Endless yellow-green pasture
  3. Walking through the forest
  4. A large panel with many carvings
  5. Closeup of animal rock carvings

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