Tourists in Norway discovered bronze age petroglyphs by accident
Tormod Field found the site while on vacation with his family, noticing unusual hues on a rock face. Using an app on his phone, he applied filters to highlight different colors and deciphered images of a boat with oarsmen, an animal, and several human figures.
The NIKU (Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research) team has confirmed the discovery, dated to the Bronze Age in Norway, as one of the earliest rock art sites in the region, according to Professor Jan Magne Gjerde from NIKU.
Experts later verified the find, dating it to the Bronze Age and identifying it as one of the earliest examples of rock art in that part of the country. Due to its historical significance, the exact location of the petroglyphs remains secret, as the pigments are easily damaged by human touch.