The rock carvings in Tanum, Sweden

Updated: April 2, 2020 | By | More
Tanumshede Sweden

Rock paintings (petroglyphs) is a unique work of art located in Tanum, Sweden, near the borders with Norway. It is the largest flat rock of Nordic Bronze Age petroglyphs in Scandinavia. The paintings are found on several stone blocks. They have a rich and diverse themes. Showing people, animals, weapons, boats and other objects. There is a large number of them. Petroglyphs are in excellent quality and shows the life and faith of people living in the Bronze Age. The paintings were discovered recently (in 1972 by Age Nilsen) and it is expected that the other are still waiting to be discovered.

The area around Tanumshede has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994.

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