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chamber tomb

noun Archaeology.
  1. 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.
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Origin of chamber tomb

First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples

  • 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.