Tanum Rock Art Museum Sweden

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The high concentration of petroglyphs at Tanum - near Tanumshede, Bohuslan - has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The site includes one of the largest carved rocks of the Nordic Bronze Age - the 'Vitlyckehal' - in Scandinavia. The 'Tanum petroglyphs' represent 1000’s of images on over 600 panels, concentrated in distinct areas along a 25 km stretch which was originally the coastline of a fjord during the Bronze Age. The site covers an area of about 51 hectares (126 acres). The petroglyphs depict boats (the Hjortspring boat), wagons (or carts), animals, and humans with bows, spears and axes. As well as hunting scenes, human rituals are depicted. The Tanum Museum of Rock Carvings - UNDERSLOS HallristningsMuseum – curates the research and heritage management for the Tanum rock art. The Tanum Museum of Rock Carvings is a non-commercial institution managed by the Scandinavian Society for Prehistoric Art.
 
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