Petroglyphs of Kanozero



kanozeroSeveral hundred ancient petroglyphs (pictures on stones) on the islands of the Kanozero lake, 50km from Umba. These cave paintings belong to the Neolithic period or Early Iron Age, 3000-2000BC. They depict ancient inhabitants of this place, scenes of hunting and fishing, fish and animals, religious symbols. Scientists think this place could be one of the most important sanctuaries of northern Europe. Presently it is protected as a “historic site”.

kanozero_1Petroglyphs Kanozero Museum in Umba:  Dzerzhinskogo ulitsa, 36.

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