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.

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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If you drive in this region, which is located next to Ibri, you will see other places such as Al Ayn and Al Khutm, which have similar beehive tombs.
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 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.