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Archaeologist finds ancient petroglyphs in Norwegian Artic

A archaeologist made the find of his life last week when he discovered a set of 7,000-year-old rock carvings near Kirkenes, in the Norwegian Arctic.

Ships in Kirkenes.
Ships in Kirkenes. Image by Guillaume Speurt / CC BY-SA 2.0

The petroglyphs depict elk and reindeer and were discovered by Erik Kjellman while he was travelling between digs. The prehistoric artwork is being likened to the petroglyphs at Alta, which were discovered 40 years ago and which were recognised on the Unesco World Heritage list in 1985. Read more: thelocal.no