burial chamber

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Noun1.burial chamber - a chamber that is used as a graveburial chamber - a chamber that is used as a grave  
chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
crypt - a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
tomb, grave - a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his mother's grave"
mausoleum - a large burial chamber, usually above ground
monument, repository - a burial vault (usually for some famous person)
burial vault, vault - a burial chamber (usually underground)
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AFTER a wait of almost 1,500 days, the sun finally penetrated the 5,000-year-old burial chamber at Newgrange yesterday.
This sarcophagus was found inside a burial chamber 11 meters below the ground, which contained another 30 mummies, wooden coffins, and limestone sarcophagi.
Thankfully, the unmanned wonder that is Tinkinswood burial chamber was open, although only until 4 o'clock when no doubt a number of parkies on double time would have descended to chase us off.
The 20-minute alignment of the sun will take place at Bryn Celli Ddu burial chamber near Brynsiencyn, Anglesey.
Excavation work has uncovered two store rooms, three small chapels, wall reliefs that include depictions of funeral rituals, five columns with hieroglyphic inscriptions and a burial chamber.
Meanwhile, the Syrian-Japanese Archeological Expedition uncovered a burial chamber dating back to the Bronze Age circa 2000 BC at Tel Ghanem al-Ali site, which is located on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River east of al-Raqqah city.
Other sites include Llanthony Priory near Abergavenny, Tretower Castle, near Brecon, St Lythans Burial Chamber, Oxwich Castle on the Gower Peninsula, Laugharne Castle and St Dogmaels Abbey near Cardigan.
The raiders managed to haul it several yards to the door of the burial chamber before running away.
It leads past a burial chamber standing sentinel over the Conwy Valley before dropping down into the village of Rowen.
Day two - Neath/Carmarthen Depart hotel for Neath Abbey, Parc le Breos Cwm burial chamber (Gower) Llansaint lunch, Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthen Amphitheatre, Llawhaden.
A NORTH Wales couple have shunned churches and register offices to get hitched in an historic burial chamber.
The Lligwy region boasts a Neolithic burial chamber standing guard over Lligwy Bay and dating from the 3rd millennium BC.