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You Think You’re Ready, But…. » 09-29 b Allinge Rock Carvings 1

Rock carvings at 2nd location.

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The curvy ladder looking things are ships. The small red dots are cup marks and the oblong red blob just left of center on lower end is a foot mark.

Information from sign – “Archaeologist excavations have shown that Madsebakke has been a popular destination for thousands of years. When the carvings were made, it was already a sacred rock. The story began in the late Stone Age, about 3500 BC, when a couple of posts were erected in a large depression on the rock. Later, the depression was filled up with stones, pottery and burnt wattle-and-daub.

Just after 1000 BC during the Bronze Age, a fence was erected in front of the rock. The fireplaces and animal bones found reveal that ritual meals were eaten here.

During the Iron Age, there was a grave site here with simple cremation graves, and in about the year 400, a house stood on the rock.

The ship carvings on Madsebakke hill were carved over many years. They may mark special occasions. Perhaps good luck before a long journey, a rite of passage or a wedding?

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