The Indian type is distinguished from the tumulus of other countries by its material and its shape.
The earliest tomb was the tumulus or mound of earth, heaped over the dead.
This urn was then deposited beneath a tumulus covered with turf.
The Celtic dolmen and cromlech, the Etruscan tumulus, the Hebrew galgal, are words.
The pile was then fired and when wood and body had been consumed, earth was heaped over the ashes into a mound (tumulus).
There are, of course, various modifications of this tumulus.
The tumulus or “Soros” was excavated by M. Stais in 1891 and 1892.
The urn which contained the ashes was then placed in another part of the tumulus.
This tumulus, in an ancient deed, is called the Pilgrim's Low.
Mr. Beamont says the tumulus is situated on the Golbourne brook.