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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4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Sofia Arhall Bergendorff (9 months ago)
Bronze age rock carving. Easy access. Good explanations on site
Marius Hansen (11 months ago)
Really nice little bronze age graffiti ? I enjoy history so for me this is really amazing. But to set expactations: This is only one small set of depictions not a museum or larger area. Still 5 stars for history geeks ?
Jmeno Prijmeni (2 years ago)
Nice place, where you can see just one rock with paintings. Do not expect much. Nice place for a stop, having a tea or coffee. There is a parking place for 4-5 cars. Free entry 24x7. Maybe one minute by car from there you can find another rock with the same paintings - search for the "attraction" symbol.
Anna Carlsson (4 years ago)
Small area with beautiful rock carvings in a nice surrounding
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