Beehive tomb


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Beehive tomb

A conical-shaped subterranean tomb constructed as a corbeled vault and found on pre-Archaic Greek sites.

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beehive tomb, section
A monumental underground tomb in the form of a beehive, used in the Mycenaean period.
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"The whole area around Bat is scattered with beehive tombs, but that is just one of the areas," he added.
(45) The Greek tumuli and tholoi almost surely owe something to the corbelled Mycenaean "beehive tombs" (also designated as tholoi) of the last half of the previous millennium.
The 4,500-year-old beehive tombs of Bat are nearby to the northwest, and standing guard just above the village is a ruined fort from the Old Persian Empire.
In Oman, she has cycled through areas of Al Buraimi, Yankul, Beehive tombs, Wadi Al Nakhur, Al Hamra, Nizwa, Qalhat, Wadi Tiwi, Wadi Shab, Muscat, Rustaq, Wadi Bani Awf, Wadi Sahtan and Wadi Bani Ghafir among others.
I came here 20 years ago," said Harini Kumar, speaking about one of her pieces which included many elements of the Sultanate, some as diverse as the beehive tombs and ships.
He added, "The Baitul Qarn in Al Heyal; the abandoned town of Sulaif; the beehive tombs in Bat; and the souq,A from the bygone eraA can attract more culturally-inclined tourists." Wadi Dham is a popularA natural attraction where livelyA springs flowA in the midst ofA spectacular mountains and lush foliage.