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2,700-year-old petroglyphs depicting people, ships and animals discovered in Sweden

Live Science


May 29, 2023

On a steep rock face in western Sweden, researchers uncovered a fascinating find: around 40 petroglyphs — depicting ships, people and animal figures — dating back around 2,700 years. 

The petroglyphs were carved on a granite rock face that was once part of an island, meaning people would have had to make the carvings while standing on a boat, or from a platform constructed on ice, said Martin Östholm, a project manager with the Foundation for Documentation of Bohuslän’s Rock Carvings who is one of the archaeologists who discovered the petroglyphs, told Live Science. 

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