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`Procession Celebrating Spring Time´  Högsbyn by HELUA

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Bronze Age ritual cut into the rock at Högsbyn in western Sweden some 3000 years ago. Högsbyn is still a farming village close to lake and river systems connecting it to Lake Vänern and the west coast of Sweden.

A ship is presumably being carried or rolled on timber to be launched into the nearby lake, accompanied by horn blowers and acrobats in a festive ritual.

(In the later Viking era, ships were built during the winter and launched into the sea in the spring, so that´s what I think is depicted here)

Archeologists keep the carvings free from lichen and fill them up with red paint for visibility. This rural site is a popular tourist attraction in the summer.

I am a nature lover and an amateur photographer.
Nature is my main inspiration.Snow and ice, birds and water keep attracting my eye. So do trees amd flowers.
I am also interested in myth and history, especially the history of women, the `herstory´. I love to travel and to visit archeological sites and beautiful landscapes.
I use a compact camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

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  • trobe
    trobealmost 4 years ago

    You’ve been picked for our February “Views of religion” features – Well Done!

  • I`m extremely pleased with this feature, thank you so much, dear Trobe!!! It sure is fantastic to have these signs on our rocks, messages from our forebears.They were of course meant to make a lasting impression!!:)

    – HELUA

  • Stuart  Fellowes
    Stuart Fellowesalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice image and good to see that the carvings are being looked after properly.

  • Thanks Stuart for taking an interest and for adding this image to your Faves!!:)

    – HELUA

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayalmost 4 years ago

    This is fantastic! I have several books on Bronze Age Europe, lucky you to see these! Great photos :O)

  • Vanessa, I apologize for not commenting sooner! Well, thank you so much! It´s a great treasure and a fascinating letter from people who lived long ago!:)) Trying to read it is fun!xx

    – HELUA

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 3 years ago

    yeee a little bit more! mysterious:)) great capture.

  • Thank s for taking an interest in this LisaBeth!! And for adding it to your Faves!! xx

    – HELUA

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaalmost 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS … well done

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  • madvlad
    madvladover 2 years ago

    helua , funny story if you will bare me ? once in lived in southern calif , i made a rock garden of wonderful plants and on the rocks i painted many Indian pertroglyths after photographs i had taken in the deserts, one day an old lady knocked on my door and told me she was going to have me arrested for stealing American artifacts , it was soo funny, i ran her off my land,and she as mad as a march hen, thank god she did not come back,

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