gallery grave

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gallery grave

A prehistoric burial place consisting of a long stone-lined gallery without a tomb chamber, and covered by an artificial mound.
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In Collum's words this is the report on `a hitherto unexcavated allee couverte of the Gallo-Roman period with realistic sculptures of two double pairs of human breasts and containing a crouched burial in situ, fragments of a one-edged iron short sword, steatite beads and more than 60 pots of Armorican-"dolmenic" and Armorican-Gaulish styles and ceramic techniques' (1935: v).
The allee couverte at Tresse had not been previously excavated.
The site itself was certainly an allee couverte or gallery grave.
The second type is best represented by the carvings in the end-chamber of the Prajou-Menhir allee couverte in northern Brittany ([ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2C OMITTED]; L'Helgouach 1966).