Petroglyphs at Horsahallen
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Petroglyphs at Horsahallen

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The petroglyphs at Horsahallen are Blekinge's biggest collection with more than 150 shapes over an area of 20x10 meters. During the Iron Age (about 3000 years ago) when these petroglyphs were made, it was open heathland here, unlike today's pine forests.

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