passage grave


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pas·sage grave

 (păs′ĭj)
n.
A Neolithic tomb consisting of a passageway and burial chamber made of large upright stones capped with other large stones, originally buried in an earthen mound.
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Rydym yn gyfarwydd a'r siambr gladdu cyntedd Neolithig (passage grave) yn yr arddull Wyddelig sydd yn dyddio oddeutu 3100 cyn Crist.
"What we have found is two dry stone walls which appear to be the entrance to a neolithic passage grave." said Richard Newman, who is in charge of the excavation.
Sometime during this period, the Calder Stones were quarried locally to make a passage grave covered by an earth mound or tumulus.
"The Great Passage Grave of Maeshowe." Dwelling Among the Monuments: The Neolithic Village of Barnhouse, Maeshowe Passage Grave and Surrounding Monuments at Stenness, Orkney.
The Neolithic burial chamber Barclodiad y Gawres, located northwest of Aberffraw on the Anglesey coastal path, is an example of a cruciform passage grave, famous for its decorated stones.
It was found that there is a significant concentration of orientations towards east/southeast as seen from within the passage grave. It can be interpreted that the passage graves are oriented according to the winter sunrise.
The outstanding monument which overlooks the Irish Sea is an example of a cruciform passage grave and famous for its decorative stones.
Dwelling among the monuments; the neolithic village of Barnhouse, Maeshowe passage grave and surrounding monuments at Stenness, Orkney.
The most elaborate is the stone directly in front of the entrance to the passage grave, where the designs have been executed in raised relief, the background pecked away to leave the design standing out.
Newgrange, which is south west of Drogheda, is a Neolithic or New Stone Age Passage Grave which is regarded as one of the most impressive prehistoric monuments in Europe.