On the boat... Tanum prehistoric carvings on the stones and rocks - at Vitlycke near Tanum

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More info about Tanum Rock Carvings, which belongs to the list of UNESCO heritage sites:


on Wikipedia, about Vitlycke museum

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ags83642 on January 25, 2013

Hi Tom, wouldn't it be nice if our bits and bytes (photos) were still around in 1,000 years from now. I think these are probably more permanent. Great photos, Best Wishes, Greg.

Tomas K☼h☼ut on January 27, 2013

Hi Greg, I don't hope so... (thus, what the hell I am doing here? Wasting my time?)

Let's enjoy all advantages and disadvantages of modern times!


Patricia Hiele on January 27, 2013

We saw similar ones further uo North in Sweden...

Great and impresive, isn't it??

We also saw realy large, meters long, carvings unpainted carvings at the south side of Narvik bay in Norway.. whales, deers... so lovely!

Gtz, Patricia

IPAAT on February 2, 2013

Really impressive. This is well preserved. Thank you, Thomas.

Tomas K☼h☼ut on February 3, 2013

Hi Patricia, it must be pleasure to find such a things (specially if it was on your own - outside protected heritage site?) and not "improved" for tourists. One meter long... wow!

Hi Anatoly, it's amazing how the carving style is similar to those carvings in Alta, about 1500 km to the North...


IPAAT on February 4, 2013

Is it the ocher paint?

Tomas K☼h☼ut on February 4, 2013

Hi IPAAT, I am not sure about question... colour of painting is red. A kind of clay? But is seems not to be original - outlines of carving were "refreshed", I think...


IPAAT on February 5, 2013

Yes, Tom, I'm talking about the kind of mineral paint. I thought it was ocher.

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