Humans - Pictures from Vitlycke, Aspeberget, Fossum and Jörlov -
Massleberg - World Heritage, Tanum, Sweden
| rock carvings
Pictures from Vitlycke, Aspeberget, Fossum and Jörlov - Massleberg.
Since 1994 the rock carvings (petroglyphs) have
been included on UNESCO's world heritage list.
carvings is an outstanding example of Bronze Age art (1800 -
Tanumshede (58.733° N 11.317° E) is a town in Bohuslän,
Västra Götaland County.
The area around Tanum has been
declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of the high
concentration of rock carvings.
One of the largest flat
rock of Nordic Bronze Age rock carvings in Scandinavia, the Vitlycke panel, is located in
There are about 3000 rock carvings occurring in
about 100 panels in the area. These are concentrated in five
distinct areas which was the coastline of a fjord during the
They have been painted red to make them more
visible for tourists.
The rock carvings are endangered
by erosion due to pollution (acid rain).
petroglyph (rock carvings) should not be confused with
pictograph. A pictograph is an image drawn or painted on a
rock surface. Both types of image belong to the category of
rock art. Petroforms are made by many large rocks and boulders
over the ground.