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tumulus

(to͞o`myələs), plural tumuli (–lī), in archaeology, a heap of earth or stones placed over a grave. The terms moundmound,
prehistoric earthwork erected as a memorial or landmark over a burial place, a defensive embankment, or a site for ceremonial or religious rites or other functions.
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, barrowbarrow,
in archaeology, a burial mound. Earth and stone or timber are the usual construction materials; in parts of SE Asia stone and brick have entirely replaced earth. A barrow built primarily of stone is often called a cairn.
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, or cairncairn,
pile of stones, usually conical in shape, raised as a landmark or a memorial. In prehistoric times it was usually erected over a burial. A barrow is sometimes called a cairn.
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 are more common in modern usage.

tumulus

A mound of earth or stone protecting a tomb chamber or simple grave; a barrow, 2.

tumulus

Archaeol (no longer in technical usage) another word for barrow2
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Svipdagr seeks the help of his mother, Groa, at her grave mound, and she bestows upon him a number of charms to aid him in this journey, including one to calm magical storms at sea.
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Within it is a huge cemetery, containing thousands of small grave mounds. Rolle was not contactable by phone, which meant we had to mm up uninvited and unannounced.
Quite recently, the state purchased the farm of Kvia in the Ha commune to preserve and make accessible the remains (which vary from 3000 year old grave mounds to Second World War German fortifications).
Blessed by abundant sweet water, it was a popular haven on the trade route between Sumeria and the Indus Valley civilisation." In the 1950s archaeologists indeed uncovered a 5,000-year-old city with a temple, forts, an ancient village and thousands of grave mounds. Only two years ago, another ancient city dating to about 1900 BC was unearthed near Saar.