Advisory Body Evaluation
Rock Carvings in
UNESCO World Heritage
"The Bronze Age rock
carvings in Tanum represent a unique artistic achievement
through their rich and varied motifs and skilful and detailed
depictions of animals, humans, ships, weapons, and symbols of
Bronze Age man. The often lively scenes and complex
compositions of elaborate motifs illustrate everyday life,
warfare, cult, and religion. Some of the panels (eg. Fossum,
Vitlycke, and Aspeberget) were obviously planned in advance.
In many cases the motifs, techniques, and compositions are
exceptional testimony of the European Bronze Age Culture."