tholos


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tho·los

 (thō′lŏs, -lōs)
n. pl. tho·loi (-loi)
1. A beehive-shaped stone tomb of Mycenaean Greece, roofed by corbeling and usually built into the side of a hill.
2. Any of various other round buildings of ancient Greece or Rome, typically having a conical or domed roof.

[Greek, round building with a conical roof.]

tholos

(ˈθəʊlɒs)
n, pl -loi (-lɔɪ)
(Archaeology) a dry-stone beehive-shaped tomb associated with the Mycenaean culture of Greece in the 16th to the 12th century bc
[C17: from Greek]

tholos

A type of tomb, shaped like a beehive and built of unmortared stones, associated with the Mycenaean culture in ancient Greece.
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