The Dream of Flying

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  The Bird Man - Scandinavian Bronze Age  
  The Province of Bohuslän in Sweden is famous for its many rock carvings from the bronze age (1800 BC - 500 BC). One interesting carving is situated at Ånneröd in the municipality of Strömstad. It shows a man with something like wings on his back, travelling in a carriage with two wheels drawn by two animals. Further two "bird men" can be seen on this rock carving.

This is probably the oldest evidence found in Sweden of the dream to fly.


Left: Map showing the road to Ånneröd. Strömstad town centre at the bottom of the map.  


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Updated 2009-05-13