a type of late Neolithic to Bronze Age tomb found in Britain and Europe, usually of megaliths covered by mounds, sometimes decorated, and used for successive family or clan burials spanning a number of generations.
English Words From The PharaohsMost people recognize Ancient Greek and Latin as the primary donors to the English language. However, some of the most ancient words in English actually trace back to Ancient Egypt.
Quoting Accurately With SicSic indicates that the word or phrase it follows has been written or spelled in the same way it originally was, even though it appears to be a mistake. Writers often use sic (which comes into English from the Latin word for so or thus) when they’re quoting material from another source. The use of sic lets the writer off the hook for any spelling …
- chamber opera,
- chamber orchestra,
- chamber organ,
- chamber pop,
- chamber pot,
- chambered nautilus,
Origin of chamber tomb
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for chamber tomb
Then we find the chamber-tomb of Den Semti at Abydos with a granite floor, the walls being still of brick.History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery|L.W. King and H.R. Hall
The famous Men-an-tol in Cornwall may well be all that is left of a chamber-tomb of some kind.Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders|T. Eric Peet