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Rock engravings

One of the largest collections of rock engravings in Sweden can be found at Nämforsen Waterfall.
Sweden 2020 part VI - Åre and Jämtland Province

August 6th 2020
Viking ships (that don't float), waterfall (without water), winter ski resort (in summer), a gun (you can't shoot with) That this blog entry turned out to be filled with contradictions was completely unintentional. Further down we will explain each one of them and, if you care to read it to the end, we hope you'll find it interesting. Åre We'll begin with the wi ... read more
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27th November 2020

Rock Engravings
Fantastic. How old are they supposed to be and is there any reason they are in such good condition? I have posted them in the Rock art of the World thread in the Photography Forum. Great additions from Sweden.
28th November 2020

Rock engravings are quite common in Scandinavia
Rock engravings have been found in more than 10,000 different places in Scandinavia, so they are quite common. In most places there are only a handful of pictures though. They are probably between 2500 and 5000 years old. They are engraved in granite, which is a hard rock. That might explain why they are well preserved. /Ake

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