"You have a keel line, a gunnel line and a stylish ending at the stern of the boat.It is impossible to describe findings such as this, it's unbelievably artful," Gjerde said.The thicker/heavier the fireplace fireback, the longer and softer this radiative effect will be.We have a huge range of 500 old and antique cast iron fireplace firebacks, 400 pairs of antique fire dogs – andirons, and a large collection of other types of antique fireplace accessories.The true significance of the find, however, was only revealed later upon closer look by fellow archaeologists.Situated some 70 meters above sea level and dating back over ten thousand years, the unique petroglyphs are believed to be the world's oldest rock carvings depicting a boat. It's really a world sensation that will go into the history books in one way or another," archeologist Jan Magne Gjerde from the University of Tromsø told NRK.A fireplace provides warmth, security and style, even if the fireplace isn't usually the main source of heating anymore.An antique fireplace fireback reinforces this by the honesty of the material and the timelessness, beauty and historical significance of the fireback.
The thicker or heavier the cast iron fireback, the longer and softer this radiative effect.
"Gee, it's not only the oldest, but also the biggest one," David Vogt told NRK, admitting that more exact dating might be problematic.
According to Gjerde, the outline of the boat is reminiscent of skin boats found on Greenland.
Later the fireback received more decorative designs depicting classical stories, nature, and rural lives.
The fireplace fireback has always had two important functions: 1.
They have been dated through the change of sea level.