HP6311 : Harald's Grave, Muckle Heog

taken 1 year ago, near to Haroldswick, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Harald's Grave, Muckle Heog
Harald's Grave, Muckle Heog
Local folklore states that this is the grave of King Harald I (Haraldr Hárfagri, 'Harald Fair-hair') of Norway from about 872 to 930 CE. Haroldswick is named after him as he is said to have landed here on a mission to subjugate Shetland. However, Harald is known to be buried in Haugesund in Norway, although it is likely that this was the burial site for a prominent and important Viking.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 20 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HP 6306 1108 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:46.6629N 0:50.6398W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HP 6307 1109
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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