Greby Grave Field

Tanum, Sweden

The Greby grave field is an Iron Age grave field in western Sweden. With its over 180 graves, it is the largest site of this kind in Bohuslän. According to legends, Greby is the resting place of the Scottish warriors who once pillaged Tanum. However, in June 1873, Swedish archaeologist Oscar Montelius examined eleven of the graves and did not find any weapons, only glass pearls, bone combs and other everyday objects, some of the items suggesting connections to Norway, England and Germany. Newer findings indicate that Greby might have been an ancient trading site.

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Greby 10, Tanum, Sweden
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Founded: 1 - 400 AD
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Sweden
Historical period: Roman Iron Age (Sweden)

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Nico Catalano (4 years ago)
An interesting place to stop by, especially if you are not a local. The place is easy accessible and there is a little parking lot just before the graveyard. It's interesting to see how different a cemetery can from one can be used to see. As usualfor Sweden is just in the middle of the nature, so going there gives you the chances to have a nice walk in the nature
Jonas Westerlund (4 years ago)
Very beautiful burial ground from the 2-400s. Here the Scottish army was finally defeated after its raids. Mighty rocks on hills testify to the size and weight of the battle. Surrounded by very nice hiking trails that are well marked.
jonas wolcher (4 years ago)
It's an exciting place with lots of history buried beneath. Great menhirs and a lovely spot to visit here in Bohuslän.
Blanka Netušilová (5 years ago)
OK
Moa Elias Rauh Svensson (6 years ago)
Fint ställe och bra energier :)
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