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, tholos tomb

beehive tomb, section
A monumental underground tomb in the form of a beehive, used in the Mycenaean period.
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One of the Arabian peninsula's most spectacular archeological sites, the beehive tombs at Al Ayn has stood on a hilltop since the bronze age.
The landscape of Sardinia is paradisiacal, but mastic trees gnarled with age and ruins, more than 7,000 'beehive tombs,' or Nuraghes, tower throughout the island, suggest a hard-earned wisdom.
We then motored down to Mycenae, where 19th century excavations revealed ancient splendors such as the Beehive Tombs and the Lion's Gate, Europe's oldest known monument, the remains of Agamemnon's Palace and then to Epidaurus, site of a 2,300year-old open air theater which has excellent acoustics, as demonstrated by our tour guide who asked us to go up to the highest seats of the amphitheater to listen to the crisp sound of her tearing a piece of paper several rows below.
The poem appears to propose, and demand of us, a sorting: If Umbria, stigmata, and the two-dimensional are on one side, Charlottesville, Byzantium, and the beehive tombs of the Mycenaeans appear to be on the other.
The consecrated dome in Western architecture can be traced back to corbelled Myceneaen beehive tombs, then forward to Greek tholoi, the Roman Pantheon, Hagia Sophia, the Dome of the Rock, and on through churches, mosques, mausoleums, and memorials from San Marco and the Blue Mosque of Tabriz to the Taj Majal and the Jefferson Memorial.
"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.