Greby

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The Greby grave field today.

The Greby grave field (Swedish: Greby gravfält) is an Iron Age grave field in western Sweden. It is located north of Grebbestad, Tanum Municipality in Västra Götaland County. With its over 180 graves, it is the largest site of this kind in Bohuslän.[1]

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.[2] Newer findings indicate that Greby might have been an ancient trading site.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greby Gravfält, Grebbestad". Tanum Municipality. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Gerdin Anna-Lena. Svärd och säd från bronsåldern samt mycket annat - om nya spännade fynd i Tanum. Riksantrikvarieämbetet Byrån för Arkeologiska Undersökningar UV Väst. Småskrifter nr 3, 1994.
  3. ^ Svensson, Kristina. "Fornminnet Greby gravfält". Populär Historia 8/2008. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 

Coordinates: 58°42′03″N 11°15′40″E / 58.70083°N 11.26111°E / 58.70083; 11.26111