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A visit to Vitlycke Museum & Tanum World Heritage


The Rock Carvings in Tanum (Swedish: Hällristningsområdet i Tanum), near Tanumshede, Bohuslän, Sweden, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of the high concentration of petroglyphs. One of the larger rocks of Nordic Bronze Age petroglyphs in Scandinavia, the Vitlyckehäll, is located in Tanumshede.

On September 3 we will join one of Vitlycke museum guides and visit the largest and most famous rock carvings. The guide will tell us more about these 3000 year old images that are so unique in the world that they are included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Västarvet is Sweden’s largest organization engaged in administering our natural and cultural heritage. Preventive and advisory action with the emphasis on cultural environment, nature conservancy, archaeology, conservation and handicraft enables us to preserve our natural and cultural heritage and we also engage in forward-looking development work all over Västra Götaland.Västarvet runs operations at Bohuslän Museum (which we will visit also on the 3rd), Gothenburg Museum of Natural History, Lödöse Museum, Vänersborg Museum och kulturlagret [and culture store], Vitlycke Museum, Slöjd och Byggnadsvård [Craft and Building Conservation], Slöjd i Väst [Crafts in the West], Studio Västsvensk Konservering [Western Swedish Conservation Studio] and Forsviks Bruk.

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