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Rock Art of Alta

The Rock Art of Alta is situated around the town of Alta in Finmark county in Norway. The first rock carvings were discovered in 1972. The Rock Art of Alta was carved into the rocks between 6.300 and 2.000 years ago. The rock carvings depict animals and people employed in different activities such as hunting and fishing. There are more than 6000 rock carvings spread out over the rocks. Alta is the largest collection of rock art in northern Europe, the rock carvings were created by hunter-gatherers. The Rock Art of Alta was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1985. Some other Rock Art sites elsewhere in Europe: Val Camonica, Siega Verde,Tanum and Côa Valley. World Heritage Art: Hjemmeluft. 

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Rock Art of Alta - The Rock Art of Alta is located around Alta in Norway. Alta is the largest collection of rock art in northern Europe. Rock Art of Alta is mainly...

The Rock Art of Alta is located around Alta in Norway. Alta is the largest collection of rock art in northern Europe. Rock Art of Alta is mainly situated at the head of the Altafjord. The Rock Art of Alta gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1985.

  1. Rock Art of Alta - The Rock Art of Alta is located around Alta in Norway. Alta is the largest collection of rock art in northern Europe. Rock Art of Alta is mainly...

    The Rock Art of Alta is located around Alta in Norway. Alta is the largest collection of rock art in northern Europe. Rock Art of Alta is mainly situated at the head of the Altafjord. The Rock Art of Alta gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1985.

  2. Rock Art of Alta - Rock Art of Alta: The first rock carvings were discovered in 1972 in the area of Jiepmaluokta, a Sami name meaning: Bay of seals, or in Norwegian:...

    Rock Art of Alta: The first rock carvings were discovered in 1972 in the area of Jiepmaluokta, a Sami name meaning: Bay of seals, or in Norwegian: Hjemmeluft. A wide range of animals are depicted on the rocks such as reindeer, fish, elk and bird species.

  3. Rock Art of Alta - The Rock Art of Alta was created between 6.300 and 2.000 years ago. The rock carvings depict animals and people employed in different...

    The Rock Art of Alta was created between 6.300 and 2.000 years ago. The rock carvings depict animals and people employed in different activities such as fishing and hunting. The rock art of Alta was created by hunter-gatherers.