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Aug 15, 2014 - Bronze Age Rock Carvings

Today we headed to just outside Tanumshede to the Tanum World Heritage Area a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here there are over 600 Bronze Age petroglyps or rock carvings. They were carved into the rocks between 1800 to 500 BC. At the time the area was the sea shore. The Bronze Age people at the time were very sophisticated craftsmen and travelers by water. We started our visit at the museum which provided an excellent description of the Bronze Age period and the background to why they were carved. It also highlighted the ongoing problem of...

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