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 Tennes - tilrettelegging av helleristninger

 
Tennes - tilrettelegging av helleristninger ( The Tennes Rock Carvings Trail)
Address: Tennes
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Architect: Kjersti Jensen Arkitektkontor
Client: Troms County Council and Balsfjord District Council
Construction System /
Materials:
Wood
Building Type: Inclusive design footpath, historical trail
Year of Construction: 2011
At Tennes in Balsfjord there are three rock carving fields, situated higher up in the landscape than today's settlements. The northernmost one is named Kirkely and is near the church. The two other fields, Gråberget and Bukkhammaren, are situated about 2.5 km further south and near the old vicarage. A footpath connects the three fields. The principles of inclusive design have been applied and there are bridges, viewing platforms, seating and major parts of the path consist of wooden ramps.

The rock carvings are estimated to be about 5000 years old, that is, from around 2600BC.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 12.04.2015
Author: I.H.
Photographer: I.H. 2013



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