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megalithic tomb

noun

  1. a burial chamber constructed of large stones, either underground or covered by a mound and usually consisting of long transepted corridors ( gallery graves ) or of a distinct chamber and passage ( passage graves ). The tombs may date from the 4th millennium bc


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The megalithic tomb-chamber or the sarcophagus which sometimes replaces it lies in the circular part of the mound.

This, however, does not justify the assertion so often made that the megalithic tomb was a conscious imitation of the hut.

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