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The prehistoric rock-carvings at Solbakk

The prehistoric rock-carvings at Solbakk Photo: Olav Breen The prehistoric rock-carvings at Solbakk Photo: Strand kommune The prehistoric rock-carvings at Solbakk Photo: Olav Breen
The prehistoric rock-carvings at Solbakk Photo: Olav Breen
The prehistoric rock-carvings at Solbakk Photo: Strand kommune
The prehistoric rock-carvings at Solbakk Photo: Olav Breen

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Down by the shore at Solbakk, Strand in Ryfylke, just beside the National Tourist Route Ryfylke, is a prehistoric rock-carving site. The find, first discovered in 1923, dates from around 500 BC. Carvings of ships predominate. Both ships and circles (suns) are carved into the rock. All in all there are nearly 30 ship-carvings and 8 sun-figures. Some of the ships have enclosed hulls, others open. The vertical lines in the ships depict the crews. The suns are circle-shaped with smaller circles inside. All the carvings are highlighted.

The prehistoric rock carvings have been interpreted as being either religious symbols or depictions of religious actions. These rock carvings afford us glimpses of ancient religious expression.

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The prehistoric rock carvings is also a point of interest in Ryfylke Multiguide - a free app for your smartphone.

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    • parking
    • playground
    • toilet
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    • bathing spot
    • angling
    • sandy beach

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The prehistoric rock-carvings at Solbakk - Photo: Olav Breen

The prehistoric rock-carvings at Solbakk

Down by the shore at Solbakk, Strand in Ryfylke, just beside the National Tourist Route Ryfylke, is a prehistoric rock-carving site. The find, first...

The prehistoric rock-carvings at Solbakk

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