Dromos

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Dromos

 

a covered passage beneath a kurgan (burial mound) leading to a burial chamber; a passageway to a crypt cut into the subsoil or bedrock. A dromos may be horizontal or inclined and sometimes resembles a staircase. The oldest dromi have been found in Aegean and Etruscan sepulchers; several dating from the fourth century B.C. to the third and fourth centuries A.D. are scattered throughout the Northern Black Sea Shore of southern Russia.

dromos

dromos
The long, deep entrance passageway to an ancient Egyptian tomb or a Mycenaean beehive tomb.