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Noun(1) (archeology

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(1) Silbury-Hill, the largest tumulus or artificial mound of earth in this kingdom was begun to be opened by the miners of Mendip, on Thursday last.(2) About two miles east of Samarra, rises the Tomb of Julius, a huge tumulus about 200 feet high, rising from the level plain.(3) The entrance was located at the center of the tumulus .(4) This giant Neolithic tumulus near Avebury, the largest man-made prehistoric mound in Europe, has been a source of observation, speculation and wishful thinking for hundreds if not thousands of years.(5) His bent knees fit perfectly inside the slight curve of the tumulus , and we covered him with more flat stones.(6) Unlike the terracotta soldiers protecting the emperor's tumulus , the identity and purpose of the standing figure is still a mystery to scholars.(7) A walkway will lead to the entrance into the tumulus , an exploration area involving a boat ride on an underground lake that will explore the different forms of water.(8) Inch Castle is about three miles from Athy, and adjoining it is a small tumulus , of which the following story is told.(9) In Folkestone, a pillbox was built into a Bronze Age tumulus .(10) It is constructed to resemble an ancient burial mound, called a tumulus , sitting atop a ridge and overlooking the Magaliesberg mountains.(11) At first cremation was the rule, as were flat or low graves, though later the tumulus or raised barrow became standard.(12) The cup was discovered in 1917 in Turkey, within an amphora at the foot of an early Bronze Age tumulus .(13) Farmer Bob Frearson is in the process of putting up fences to prevent 4x4 drivers getting on to his land and using ancient burial mounds, or tumuli , as an off-road assault course.(14) It was a ruin in the making, and my friends and I were camped out amid its potsherds and tumuli .(15) The tumuli , or ancient burial mounds, are obvious enough and we have always been able to work around them.(16) Everywhere you go in Ireland there are standing stones, circles, cromlechs and tumuli ; some of huge size.
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Noun
1. burial mound ::
grafheuvel
2. grave mound ::
graf heuwel
3. barrow ::
barrow
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