Valbret's grave, Tanum, Bohuslän, Sweden

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Grave field with stone circle and cist grave in Tanum on the Swedish west coast. The grave is called "Valbret's grave". According to the myth, Valbret (Wallbrett) was a Scottish chieftain who was killed by the people in Tanum about 1,000 years ago. The grave, however, is from the Stone Age, and rather about 4,000 years old.
Watercolour by Olof Hermelin, from the later part of the 19th century.

Gravfält med domarring och hällkista i Tanum på västkusten. Graven kallas "Valbrets grav". Enligt myten var Valbrett (Walbrett) en skotsk hövdig som dödades av Tanumsborna för cirka 1000 år sedan. Graven är emellertid från stenåldern, och snarare cirka 4000 år gammal.
Akvarell av Olof Hermelin, från senare delen av 1800-talet.

Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board

Parish (socken): Tanum
Province (landskap): Bohuslän
Municipality (kommun): Tanum
County (län): Västra Götaland

Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt
Date: 2013

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