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Nabbelund is a village in Böda socken, in the Borgholm Municipality of Öland, Sweden. Located on the western shore of the Grankullaviken bay, just south of the lighthouse Långe Erik and north of the village Grankullavik, it was formerly an important shipping port for timber.

Ship burial Nabberör[edit]

Near Nabbelund is Nabberör, a site discovered in 1938,[1] an important ship burial from the Vendel Period[2][3] with four skeletons,[4] formerly covered by a cairn and now heavily damaged.[5] It is one of only three ship burials found in northern Europe with more than three sets of remains; two of the skeletons may have been buried in a sitting position.[6]


  1. ^ Konsa, Marge; Jüri Vassiljev; Raili Allmäe; Liina Maldre. "Rescue Excavations of a Vendel Era Boat-Grave in Salme, Saaremaa". Archeological Fieldword in Estonia 2008: 53–64. 
  2. ^ Larsson, Gunilla (2007). Ship and society: maritime ideology in Late Iron Age Sweden. Uppsala Universitet, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. p. 415. ISBN 9789150619157. 
  3. ^ Incorporated, Walter De Gruyter (2002). Naualia - Ãstfold. Walter de Gruyter. p. 595. ISBN 9783110903515. 
  4. ^ Strömberg, Märta (1961). Untersuchungen zur jüngeren Eisenzeit in Schonen: Textband. Mit einem Beitrag von J. Lepiksaar. R. Habelt. 
  5. ^ Mikroficheupplaga av Tillväxten. Kungl. Vitterhets, historie och antikvitets akademien. 1946. p. xcix. 
  6. ^ Allmäea, Raili; Liina Maldrea; Teresa Tomek (2011). "The Salme I Ship Burial: An Osteological View of a Unique Burial in Northern Europe" (PDF). Interdisciplinaria archaeologica. Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica Natural Sciences in Archaeology. 2 (2): 109–24. 

Coordinates: 57°20′53″N 17°04′51″E / 57.34806°N 17.08083°E / 57.34806; 17.08083