Rock Carvings and Cave Paintings

This page lists all the various symbols in the Rock Carvings and Cave Paintings category.

Throughout the world, many kinds of symbols have been found etched onto the faces of mountains and cliffs, as well as marked inside caves. Although such symbols are often difficult to interpret due to a lack of contextual information, they are, nonetheless, visually striking in many ways.

Symbols in this category:

Rio Majes #3

A carving from the valley of Rio Majes in southern Peru (roughly 300 C.E.). No contextual information known at this time.

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Salzburg

A carving discovered near Salzburg, Austria. No contextual information is known at this time.

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Salzburg #2

A carving discovered near Salzburg, Austria. No contextual information is known at this time.

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Scania #1

Dating to around 1000 B.C.E., this Bronze Age carving was discovered on an altar in Scania, Sweden. No contextual information known at this time.

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Scania #2

This symbol is believed to date to the Bronze Age, and this particular example was found as a rock carving in Scania, Sweden.

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Tajikistan #1

A Bronze Age rock carving discovered in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan. No contextual information known at this time.

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Tajikistan #2

A Bronze Age rock carving discovered in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan. No contextual information known at this time.

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Tanum #1

A rock carving discovered in Tanum on the western coast of Sweden.

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Tanum #2

A rock carving discovered in Tanum on the western coast of Sweden.

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Tanum #3

A rock carving discovered in Tanum on the western coast of Sweden.

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Tanum #4

A rock carving discovered in Tanum on the western coast of Sweden.

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Toulouse

Although it strongly resembles the logo of the car manufacturing company Mercedes-Benz, this symbol was actually discovered on a Bronze Age altar in Toulouse, France. No contextual information is known at this time.

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Tulare #1

A rock carving discovered in Tulare, California. No contextual information known at this time.

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Tulare #2

A rock carving discovered in Tulare, California. No contextual information known at this time.

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Uppsala

Discovered near a cathedral in Uppsala, Sweden, this marking has been interpreted two different ways.

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