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Greby Gravfält

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

<b>Greby Gravfält</b>Posted by L-M KImage © L-M K
Latitude:58° 42' 1.17" N
Longitude:   11° 15' 35.36" E

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The name Greby gave the nearby village Grebbestad its name.
The first part, Gre, comes from the norse word grjot, which
means 'stony ground'.
Around 200 elliptic and circular mounds are found here, many of them
with with an erected stone at the top, others with a chain of
smaller stones around the edges.
10 graves have been examined, and it has been concluded that
the field was built around 200-600 CE

There is infoboards on site in Swedish, English and German.

How to get there:
Take off highway E6 and turn into the town of Tanumshede.
When there, turn right onto road 163, towards Grebbestad.
After about 5,4 kilometres (about 1 kilometre before Grebbestad)
you'll find a parking spot to your left.
Park there and walk on the gravel road for 250 metres.

The site can be seen in GE
Posted by L-M K
25th July 2010ce
Edited 25th July 2010ce


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A long time ago, a band of scottish raiders arrived in Tanum, and
traveled into the Bullarebygden.
On their way back to the shore, they were attacked several times,
the first time around the church of Tanum. The survivors fled to the coast, and at Prästmyren, one of the chiefs were buried in Valbrets Grav.
The last fight was here at Greby, where the rest of the raiders were
killed and buried.
Posted by L-M K
25th July 2010ce