portal tomb


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portal tomb

n.
A dolmen, especially one found in Ireland.
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Noun1.portal tomb - a prehistoric megalithic tomb typically having two large upright stones and a capstoneportal tomb - a prehistoric megalithic tomb typically having two large upright stones and a capstone
megalith, megalithic structure - memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
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Poulnabrone Portal Tomb, Co Clare by Frank Chandler
We stand in silence at the most famous, Poulnabrone Portal Tomb, trying to imagine what went on here.
The topics include Tynwald Hill and the round mounds of the Isle of Man, Silbury Hill as a monument in motion, speculations on the formative hedge drawn from the circular traditions of Wales and adjacent counties, round mounds containing portal tombs, and Native American mound building traditions.