burial mound

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Noun1.burial mound - (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombsburial mound - (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
hill, mound - structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide behind"
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
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The remains of houses, enclosures, irrigating streams, and burial mounds, scattered over this plain, cannot fail to give one a high idea of the condition and number of the ancient population.
Contract awarded for Dongsak processing pipeline burial mound intercepting basic and detailed design for construction
An application to recognise 11 burial mound locations, stretching 25km from the centre of the country to the northern coast, as a World Heritage Site was submitted to Unesco by Bahrain six years ago.
The burial mound is a large area more than five acres (two hectares) in size.
ATHENS, Greece, Shawwal 29, 1435, Aug 25, 2014, SPA -- Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity, AP reported.
It was planted on the north side of the ancient burial mound which is now the churchyard, probably in honour of a neolithic chieftain.
Archaeologists discovered what appeared to be a burial mound at a site in Amphipolis near the Macedonian city of Serres, about 600km north of Athens, (http://www.
The mound appearing through the mist was the burial mound (long barrow).
The cage fighter, who's been making headlines recently following his acrimonious split with Celebrity Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton, stars as a Celtic Warrior who's resurrected from the ancient Celtic burial mound Bryn Celli Du, in his first short film Dragon Chasers.
98) tells of a professor who opens a burial mound and a local white witch who foresees disaster, while black magic is involved in conjuring up an ancient devil.
IF you go walking up to Penycloddiau Hillfort in the Clwydian Range, you may notice a new addition to the site - a burial mound.
7pm) Tony Robinson and the crew head to Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, to date a possible Bronze Age village of stone houses, and are surprised to discover what could be a burial mound.