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Exploration of rock carvings on Jeløya, Moss in Norway

2014-03-24
rock carvings, jeløya, moss, norway

Storytelling from past. The art of storytelling is different from now, but it was fascinating observing these nearly 3000 years carvings: a cultural heritage in its full pride. It`s bear witness to human activity in Southern Norway already in prehistoric time - the Bronze Age. These carvings are unique because they are the only registered carvings in the region of Moss.

The site covers as much as 33 ships with crew carved into the rock. It`s believed to be more rock carvings in the area waiting to be discovered. We descending from the Roof of Jeløya, Rambergåsen, passed two farms and walked down to the coastline, and so further little bit up towards the forest: here we observed the rock carvings (Sunday 23rd March 2014).

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The rock carving on Jeløya, Moss in Norway, was first discovered in 1990. They show the life of live of the fishermen.

Jeløya is actually a peninsula in the Oslo Fjord. It`s a part of the Moss, which is a coastal city and a municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The Moss region has an abundance of trails and paths, especially on Jeløy. This beautiful island is located around 60 kilometers from Norway`s capital Oslo. Jeløy covers 19 km² and is the largest island in the Oslo fjord. It has about 12,000 inhabitants.

Jeløy is today also known for its good fishing opportunities, exciting biking trails, caves, nice beaches, a pulsating harbor with boats, open farms for visitors with cafèes, horseriding and arts, especially at Gallery F15 at Alby where you find one of Norway's most widely known art galleries. Jeløy is very popular for visitors both in the summer and winter. Many families and friends go there on picnic.

Jeløy belongs geologically to the Oslo area, and is made up of a young lava rock-type from the Permian period. On Jeløy there are three tall peaks.

Stein Morten Lund, 23rd March 2014

 


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