chamber tomb

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passage grave, chamber tomb

In prehistoric Europe, a chamber approached by a long passage, of megalithic construction, covered and protected by an artificial mound.
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TINKINSWOOD BURIAL CHAMBER St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan The first thing that strikes you about Tinkinswood is the huge capstone, a single solid piece of rock over nine metres long and estimated to weigh over 40 tonnes - arguably the largest in Britain.
| Din Lligwy, Moelfre The capstone of Lligwy Burial Chamber is thought to be one of the largest in Britain - it's estimated to weigh 25 tonnes, while its dimensions are nearly six metres long, more than five metres wide and just over one metre thick.
Carter's own notes and photographic evidence indicate that he, Lord Carnarvon, and Lady Evelyn Herbert entered the burial chamber shortly after the tomb's discovery and before the official opening.
The skull of the possible murdered princess disappeared in Germany during World War II, but Thur found the rest of the bones in two niches in the burial chamber in 1985.
Follow this road for half a mile until you reach the sign for Burial Chamber on the right, go through the gate for Ty'n-y-coed and follow the drive to the farm.
AN ANCIENT burial chamber has held up work on a pounds 1.3million health centre on Skye.
His burial chamber in the west wing of the Van Castle is composed of five separate sections.
Around 1,000 replica artefacts will be displayed in a reconstructed burial chamber. For younger visitors there are also puzzles, maps and discovery games.
Families can pre-purchase their own burial chamber for the sum of pounds 1,840.
The tomb was discovered in 2002 by Australian Egypologists excavating the northwestern corner of the cemetery, and conservation efforts began immediately to protect the painted scenes and inscriptions in the chapel and burial chamber, many of them retaining their original color.
Summary: Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the sarcophagus of the mysterious Queen Behenu inside her pyramid's 4,000 year old burial chamber.