Torsbo Rock Carvings

Tanum, Sweden

There are over 100 rock carvings depicting rich and wide variation of themes in Torsbo, including the longest boat carving in Sweden (4,5m). There are also figures of a tree, and several warriors carrying swords. Many of the warriors are depicted as having enlarged calves, a feature that is typical for this area. It cannot be rulled out that several of the carvings were made by the same person. The carvings as a whole have, however, been made over a period of some 1000 years. Many of the ships date from the early Bronze age, around 1800-1500 B.C. while most of the warriors are thought to date from the end of the Bronze Age, around 700-500 B.C. There are often features of both motifs on the same rock face, indicating that the place was used and was a holy place for many generations.

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Torsbo 1, Tanum, Sweden
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Founded: 1800-1500 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Sweden
Historical period: Neolithic Age (Sweden)

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www.vastsverige.com

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Marinus Mourik (2 years ago)
Beautiful roads to drive!
Stuart Francis (2 years ago)
Amazing carvings surrounded by tranquil forest
Douglas Vilcocq (2 years ago)
It's a very interesting site of bronze age
Lars-Johan Lindstrom (2 years ago)
Nice place for walks and studying ancient stone carvings. Great info signs in many languages.
Carolina Lilljequist (3 years ago)
Super, my 7 year old sin was eager in the museum. Easygoing, fun and informational. Beautiful surroundings.
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