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Norway, Rock Art of Alta

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Location Alta municipality, county of Finnmark, Norway
Coordinates N69 57 0 E23 10 59.988
Date of Inscription 1985

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/352 )

This group of petroglyphs in the Alta Fjord, near the Arctic Circle, bears the traces of a settlement dating from c. 4200 to 500 B.C. The thousands of paintings and engravings add to our understanding of the environment and human activities on the fringes of the Far North in prehistoric times.

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