Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Norwegian's Unesco WHS

A few months ago Jo was offering some of Norway's Unesco sites and he accepted to trade with me. Now i'm only missing 1 site from this country, the Vega Archipelago.
The Rock carvings at Alta were inscribed on the Unesco WHS in 1985 and the Struve Geodetic Arc in 2005.

© TO-FOTO AS. - Photo by Tommy Simonsen
 The Rock art of Alta are located in and around the municipality of Alta in the county of Finnmark in northern Norway. Since the first carvings were discovered in 1972, more than 6000 carvings have been found on several sites around Alta. The largest locality, at Jiepmaluokta about 4 kilometres outside of Alta, contains many thousand individual carvings and has been turned into an open-air museum. The site, along with the sites Storsteinen, Kåfjord, Amtmannsnes and Transfarelv, was placed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites on 3 December 1985. It is Norway's only prehistoric World Heritage Site. - in: wikipedia

© Aune Forlag AS - Photo by Lars Mathisen
This is the northernmost station of the Struve Geodetic Arc, located in Fuglenes, Hammerfest.

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