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Alta Museum is situated at northern latitude. The Alta rock carvings are included in UNESCO's World Heritage List

Hällristningar (petroglyph) of reindeer, Norway.

Hällristningar (petroglyph) of reindeer, Norway.

The UNESCO-protected rock carvings in Alta, Finnmark, bear witness to human activity in Northern Norway already in the prehistoric period.

Alta is the largest town in Finnmark and offers northern lights, midnight sun, mountains, Sami culture, reindeer and UNESCO-protected rock carvings.

Nämforsen in Näsåker is a site of one of the largest collections of rock-carvings in northern Europe. About 2300 different figures and lines have been chipped out on the rocky islands of Notön, Brådön, Laxön and their adjacent shores close to the rapids.

Nämforsen in Näsåker is a site of one of the largest collections of rock-carvings in northern Europe. About 2300 different figures and lines have been chipped out on the rocky islands of Notön, Brådön, Laxön and their adjacent shores close to the rapids.

Rock carvings, Fredrikstad, Ostfold, Norway. Photo by Astrid Lindhjem -- National Geographic Your Shot

Rock carvings Norway Photo by Astrid Margrete Lindhjem — National Geographic Your Shot

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Rock Carvings in Tanum, Sweden, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Tanum Rock Carvings, Bohuslän, Sweden: World Heritage Site

Rock Carvings in Tanum, Sweden, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Section from the Bronze Age rock carvings in Tanum, Sweden.  The rock carvings in Tanum, in the north of Bohuslän, are a unique artistic achievement not only for their rich and varied motifs (depictions of humans and animals, weapons, boats and other subjects) but also for their cultural and chronological unity. They reveal the life and beliefs of people in Europe during the Bronze Age and are remarkable for their large numbers and outstanding quality. Photo courtesy  taken by Bjoertvedt

Section from the Bronze Age rock carvings in Tanum, Sweden. The rock carvings in Tanum, in the north of Bohuslän, are a unique artistic achievement not only for their rich and varied motifs (depictions of humans and animals, weapons, boats and other subjects) but also for their cultural and chronological unity. They reveal the life and beliefs of people in Europe during the Bronze Age and are remarkable for their large numbers and outstanding quality. Photo courtesy taken by Bjoertvedt

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