Tanum World Heritage

Rock carvings in Tanum, a World Heritage site

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Rock carvings in Tanum, a World Heritage site

Messages from 3,000 years ago.

Bronze Age Sweden, around 3,000 years ago, and the artist(s) who carved and painted these scenes on the flat rock of Tanum tell their story. There are 350 highly varied and richly-coloured groups of rock art vividly depicting people, animals, ships and sleighs, as well as hunting scenes and domestic life.

There are 350 highly varied and richly-coloured groups of rock art vividly depicting people, animals, ships and sleighs, as well as hunting scenes and domestic life. Carvings of feet, hands, trees and weapons accompany scenes of the social life, beliefs and rites of the people who lived here. With more rock carvings constantly being discovered at Tanum, the story of Bronze Age Sweden unfolds and adds to our knowledge of these fascinating people.

Deservedly, Tanum is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which testifies to its uniqueness and importance. Pay Tanum and the nearby Vitlycke Museum a visit and you’ll find out why.

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