Backa Rock Carvings

Lysekil, Sweden

Backa rock carvings date back to the Bronze Age (1000-500 BC). There are sixteen separate carvings depicting humans and ships. The most famous carving depicts a 1,5m long man with a spear.

  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.


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Backavägen, Lysekil, Sweden
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Founded: 1000 - 500 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Sweden
Historical period: Bronze Age (Sweden)

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Emil Gannve (10 months ago)
Häftigt ställe som är väl värt en omväg. Hyggligt stor hällristning med uppbyggda gångvägar runt så man kommer runt och får en bra utsikt över hela ristningen. Parkering finns.
thepleasurekill (16 months ago)
Mysigt ställe att gå runt och kolla
Patrik Persson (18 months ago)
Häftigt. Större än jag trodde. Parkering precis brevid
Elisabeth Stahl (2 years ago)
Väl värt en omväg. Efter Backavägen finns det två stora hällristningar. Hur såg den eller de ut som har ristat in dessa vackra teckningar? Vad tänkte de på? Det känns som om jag förflyttar mig tillbaka i tiden på bara några minuter.
Mici Dragan (2 years ago)
If you are in the area, then this place is a must to see!
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