Two young kids have irreparably damaged a 5,000-year-old rock carving of a skier on skis in Norway. It’s the oldest depiction of a human on skis known to man. It was even used as the symbol of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
These kids scratched it up so bad, it’s not going to be able to be fixed. They reportedly were trying to improve it… They used a sharp object and scratched it up severely.
“It’s a tragedy, because it’s one of the most famous Norwegian historical sites. They [the researchers] are going back in September to do a bigger study, but what they can say now is that it’s probably damaged forever, and we may not ever be able to see the pictogram of the skier as it was originally made 5,000 years ago.” – Bård Anders Langø, the mayor of the nearby Alstahaug Municipality
This carving was from the stone age.
The vandalized carving lives on the island of Tro off Nordland in northern Norway.
When these kids grow up, they’re gonna be so bummed by what they’ve done…
The boys who did it have publicly apologized and stated they were just trying to make it more visible. It’s unclear if they will be punished in any way.