Greby grave field

The Greby Grave Field is a prehistoric burial site located on the west coast of Sweden, near the town of Grebbestad.

Greby grave field

The Greby Grave Field is a prehistoric burial site located on the west coast of Sweden, near the town of Grebbestad. It is one of the largest and most well-preserved grave fields in Sweden, and is believed to date back to the Nordic Iron Age, between 500 and 1050 AD.

The grave field consists of over 180 individual burial mounds, which are arranged in rows and clusters across a large area of open heathland. Each mound contains the remains of one or more individuals, along with various grave goods, such as pottery, jewelry, and weapons.

The mounds vary in size and shape, with some being circular or oval in shape, and others being rectangular or square. Many of the mounds have been excavated over the years, revealing a wealth of information about the people who were buried there and the society they lived in.

One of the most notable features of the Greby Grave Field is the presence of several large stone circles, which are believed to have served as ceremonial or ritual sites. These circles are formed by large standing stones arranged in a circular pattern, and are thought to have been used for religious or social gatherings.

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