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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Moa Elias Rauh Svensson (11 months ago)
Fint ställe och bra energier :)
Lås Hus (13 months ago)
En spennende gravplass.
Jonathan Strandberg (15 months ago)
Mycket intressant även om jag inte trodde på mycket som det stod på skyltarna. Dom var väl inte Skotska eller
Oskar Wiklund (16 months ago)
Pretty cool stones
Olle Olsson (16 months ago)
Sevärd om man gillar historia.
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