Tag Archives: Rock carvings

Rock-art-lollapalooza part 2: the Fossum site

Next stop on my Rock art lollapalooza in the UNESCO world Herritage site Tanum is Fossum. The rock art in Tanum is dated to the Bronze Age, ca 1500-1000 BC.

Among the pictures are hunting scenes, people holding axes, people playing horns and of course lots of ships, animals, foot soles and cup marks etc.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves!

¬†There’s still more to come ūüôā

Magnus Reuterdahl

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Skepplanda Rock Art

As I returned to Skepplanda this afternoon I saw a road sign just outside of Skepplanda saying; Rock carvings (Skepplanda 20:1). 

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So I stopped the car and took a quick walk ‚Äď the pathfinder sign is due for replacement though.

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The rock carving was set at big rock wall at Stugåsberget, in my eyes it’s a bit of an odd placement but I’m no expert of the Swedish west coast rock carvings. These are normally dated to the Bronze Age, ca 1800-500 BC in Scandinavia.

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The motive is a rather large ship ca 3 x 0,5 m and a wagon/carriage just below to the left.

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Magnus Reuterdahl


Alvhem Rock Art

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In Alvhem (= the home of the elves) ca 40 km northeast of Gothenburg on Jätteberget (the mountain of giants) is a small rock with a number of beautiful rock carvings, Skepplanda 56:1. The rock is ca 10 x 5 m.

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Most of the carvings on this rock are of ships but there are also few animals and couple of humans and some cup marks etc.

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On top of the mountain is a cairn, though heavily damaged (since long ago), and a few hundred meters north of the rock carvings finds of flint has been made.

Magnus Reuterdahl


Kinky Rockcarvings in Sweden

Kinky Rockcarvings in Sweden by Hjalmar Olsson is presented as an entirely new kind of history book, I’ve not read so I don’t know nothing about it bur who can resist such an equivoque tile. After reading about it I think history book is perhaps not the correct definition, but it seems fun.

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Regarding the interpretations the publishers mentions that they may not be entirely accurate, who would have guessed? But sometimes you got to let the scientific interpretation stand back in favor of a looser and crazier interpretation. And who knows in the middle of crazy is perhaps something useful.

According to the publishers it is a 64-page book with pictures of genuine rock carvings from the Bronze Age, depicting erotic scenes of all kinds.

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(Interpretation from the book; Bronze Age John Holmes )

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(Interpretation from the book; Hooray! I just solved my erctile disfunction!)

As they interpretation is in eye of the interpreter.

The carvings in the book are from the Tanum area in Bohusl√§n, Sweden, a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

The pictures are downloaded press images from http://www.kinkyrockcarvings.com/

Magnus Reuterdahl


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