Tinganes, Faroe Islands

Professors Michael Fuller and Neathery Fuller visited the Tinganes rock art site situated in the city of Torshavn on the Faroe Islands during August of 2019.

Compass rose pecked into the bedrock at Torshavn. Scale is 50 cm. Tinganes means "parliament jetty" and is the location where the Norwegian colonists held their "Ting" (parliament) during the Viking Age.

Oblique view of the compass rose petroglyph at Torshavn with the Viking Sky cruise ship in the distance. This image is looking directly to the South. Scale is 10 cm.

The compass rose petroglyph is situated in the space between the flagpole and the main government building in Torshavn. Professor Neathery Fuller is standing next to the petroglyph. Use of this peninsula dates back to AD 825. Many of the standing building in Tingane date to the 16th and 17th centuries. The date of the petroglyph must be somewhere between the 9th and 17th centuries.

Professor Michael Fuller and the compass rose petroglyph. Scale is 50 cm.

Webpage constructed by Prof. Michael Fuller 20 August 2019