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  Chamber tomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the case of individual burials, the chamber is thought to signify a higher status for the interree than a simple grave.
Built from rock or sometimes wood, the chambers could also serve as places for storage of the dead from one family or social group and were often used over long periods for the placemnet of multiple burials.
Chamber tombs are often distinguished by the layout of their chambers and entrances or the shape and material of the structure that covered them, either an earth barrow or stone cairn.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chamber_tomb   (222 words)

 Tomb article - Tomb dead crypt cemetery funeral grave catacombs Tomb the Unknown - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A tomb is a small building (or "vault") for the remains of the dead, with walls, a roof, and (if it is to be used for more than one corpse) a door.
Tombs - of the Hebrews were generally excavated in the solid rock, or were natural caves.
All evidence is in favour of the opinion that this tomb was somewhere near the Damascus gate, and outside the city, and cannot be identified with the so-called "holy sepulchre." The mouth of such rocky tombs was usually closed by a large stone (Heb.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Tomb   (254 words)

 Encyclopedia: Chamber tomb
Death customs A chambered cairn is a burial monument, usually constructed during the Neolithic, consisting of a cairn of stones inside which a sizeable (usually stone) chamber was constructured.
The Entrance graves of Cornwall, south east Ireland and the Isles of Scilly are megalithic chamber tombs of the Neolithic and early Bronze Age in the British Isles.
A passage tomb near the town of Sligo in Ireland A Passage grave (sometimes hyphenated) or Passage tomb is a tomb, usually dating to the Neolithic, where the burial chamber is reached along a distinct, and usually low, passage.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chamber-tomb   (1183 words)

 Chamber tomb - Encyclopedia, History and Biography
A chamber tomb is a place for burial used in many different cultures.
In the case of individual burials, the chamber is thought to signify a higher status for the internee than a simple grave.
Built from stone or sometimes wood, the chambers could also serve as places for storage of the dead from one family or social group and were often used over long periods for the placemnet of multiple burials.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Chamber_tomb   (226 words)

 Preliminary Reports p. 2 of 5: The Western Cemetery
The doorway to the tomb chamber was blocked by a stone slab that measured 1.10 m high x 1.00 m wide x 0.12 m thick.
At its largest extremities, the chamber measures 10.65 m west to east (Crypt H to the western wall of the shaft) and 6.90 m north to south (Crypt A to Crypt C).
The depth of the tomb chamber, from the bedrock surface at the center to the collapsed ceiling is 5.50 m.
www.gordonconwell.edu /dothan/aasor/aasor2.php   (954 words)

 Preliminary Reports p. 5 of 5: The Western Cemetery
When a second death in the family occurred and the tomb was to be used again, the debris in the shaft and then the blocking stone were removed and the corpse and its deposits were placed in the chamber.
Several inferences may be drawn from the study of Tomb 1 mortuary practices relating to such issues as the treatment of the body, the nature of the tomb as a temporary residence and the significance of the burial deposits.
Neither tomb was as well-preserved as Tomb 1 and neither evidenced the stratification of the latter.
www.gordonconwell.edu /dothan/aasor/aasor5.php   (2145 words)

 Ggantija Phase Tomb - Xemxija   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Burial in the Ggantija Phase continues in the shaft and chamber tomb style established by the Zebbug Phase culture.
The method of burial in this phase was not dissimilar from that occurring in tombs of the earlier culture.
Tombs were often accompanied by a number of megalithic above the tombs themselves, a change which later developed in the Megalithic Remains found associated with burial hypogea such as those found at Hal Saflieni and Xaghra.
www.geocities.com /Poinike/xemx.html   (203 words)

 NOVA Online/Pyramids/Khufu/King's Chamber, Tomb View/Low
This is the chamber where King Khufu was ultimately buried.
Unfortunately, all that remains in this sacred space is the king's sarcophagus made of large blocks of red granite.
This chamber, which lies 95 meters below the apex of the pyramid, is a remarkable space in which to stand and some visitors come from points far and near to meditate here.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/pyramid/explore/khufutombkinglo.html   (100 words)

 Passage grave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Passage grave (sometimes hyphenated) or Passage tomb is a tomb, usually dating to the Neolithic, where the burial chamber is reached along a distinct, and usually low, passage.
The name refers to a considerable subgroup of the Chambered cairns, but passage graves are often also covered with earth barrows.
They are a type of chamber tomb and due to the large stone slabs involved in chamber construction, they are a subgroup of the European megalithic tombs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Passage_tomb   (260 words)

 Nemea Valley Archaeological Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The goal of research in 2003 was to test for evidence of chamber tombs on both sides of the ravine at Barnavos.
On the west side, where a robbed chamber tomb was excavated in 2002 and where the property in which it is located had been purchased, three long trenches (EUs 25, 26, 27 on the accompanying map, Fig.1) were excavated.
Why there is only one tomb is not clear and seems to contradict the impression that chamber tombs are found together as cemeteries.
www.brynmawr.edu /archaeology/NemeaProject/nemea.htm   (754 words)

 Mycenaean Tholos Tombs and Early Mycenaean Settlements
The {Mycenaean tholos tomb} consists of a circular, subterranean burial chamber, sometimes referred to as the {thalamos}, roofed by a corbelled vault and approached by a {dromos} [= entrance passage] that narrows abruptly at the {stomion} [= doorway] actually opening into the tomb chamber.
The Tomb of Aegisthus, by virtue of the two phases detected in the construction of its stomion and the partial lining of its dromos with stone walls, is truly transitional between Groups I and II.
Attica is especially peculiar with the elliptical tholos and odd built chamber tombs at Thorikos, the somewhat similar built chamber tombs of Eleusis, and the chamber-tombs-within-tumuli of Vrana near Marathon.
projectsx.dartmouth.edu /history/bronze_age/lessons/les/19.html   (3859 words)

 The Tomb of the Bas Reliefs, Caere
This tomb was discovered in the 19th century by the Maquis Campana, and the interior is protected by a plate-glass door, in order to prevent further deterioration.
The tomb is of the hypogeum type, dug to a considerable depth in the ground.
The importance of this tomb, beyond its beauty is for its testimony to the last period of independence of the Etruscan civilization, of the return to power of the aristocracy and perhaps the period that marked the end of the freedom for these proud people.
www.mysteriousetruscans.com /caerbas.html   (435 words)

 copan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Her remains were found on a broken burial slab, head to the south, in a step-vaulted burial chamber reached by a flight of steps from an entrance passage that led into the tomb from the north.
Work in the burial chamber had to be suspended for the remainder of the 1998 field season because of the criminal investigation and security concerns created by this robbery.
The Margarita Tomb investigation revealed that most of the bones composing the upper portion of the body remained intact and articulated, despite the severe disturbances that had caused the breakage of the burial slab.
www.museum.upenn.edu /new/research/Exp_Rese_Disc/Americas/copan.shtml   (2933 words)

 Great Structures in Nubian History
Egyptologists believe that the chamber was brought to this point and then the builders changed their minds and moved to the King's Chamber.
Above this chamber is a series of five relieving chambers which are essential to support the weight of the stones above and to distribute the weight away from the burial chamber.
This passageway descends at a 25 degree angle to the chamber.
students.missouri.edu /~sa-en-ra/structures.html   (3211 words)

 Bulgaria - ICOMOS World Report on Monuments and Sites in Danger 2001: Heritage @ Risk
The Thracian tomb discovered in the Shishmanets sepulchral tumulus during the archaeological excavations in August 1996 is located about 0.5 kilometres to the south-west of the centre of the town of Shipka, Kazanlak District, in the central part of Bulgaria.
This imposing tomb is a part of the necropolis, situated 0.5 kilometres to the south-west of the centre of the town of Shipka, Kazanlak District, in the central part of Bulgaria.
The tomb was placed under interim protection as a cultural monument of the category ‘of national importance’ and, as with the previous example, the procedure for finally declaring it under protection is imminent.
www.international.icomos.org /risk/2001/bulg2001.htm   (2961 words)

 KV 5 (Sons of Rameses II) - Theban Mapping Project
The tomb may originally have been an Dynasty 18 tomb (consisting of chambers 1, 2, and part of 3) usurped by Rameses II as the burial place for several of his principal sons.
The tomb is decorated with scenes from the Opening of the Mouth ritual (pillared chamber 3) and representations of the king, princes and deities (chamber 1, chamber 2, gate 3, pillared chamber 3, corridor 7, chamber 8, gate 9, corridor 12).
Noteworthy features: The overall plan of this tomb is unusual: there is a change in the tomb's principal axis after chamber 3; several chambers lie beneath other chambers; two corridors extend toward the northwest beneath the entrance and the road in front of the tomb; the plan is unlike any other royal tomb.
www.thebanmappingproject.com /sites/browse_tomb_819.html   (581 words)

 Overview of "Treasures of the Royal Tombs of Ur" @ University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and ...
The tomb of a royal woman name Pu-abi was intact and its contents typical of the wealth found throughout the cemetery.
She wore an eloborate headdress consisting of gold leaves, gold ribbons, strands of lapis lazuli and carnelian beads and a tall comb, along with chokers, necklaces, and large lunate-shaped earrings.
Some of the tomb chambers had been destroyed by the intensive digging of later graves in the proximity of the royal tombs, leaving only the pits.
www.museum.upenn.edu /new/exhibits/galleries/stuff/royaltombsoverview.html   (1072 words)

 Tombs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tomb 2 was visible as a roughly circular hole ca.
The tomb chamber was a sort of flattened dome, ca.
The tombs ought to be dated to the mid-to-late third millennium.
www.sas.upenn.edu /anthro/sweyhat/Tombs.htm   (2069 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Heritage | Sleuthing in a royal tomb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
His tomb was one of the largest in the Valley of the Kings, and an assortment of foundation deposits discovered outside the entrance and representing rituals carried out at his burial was found by Howard Carter back in 1915.
As they looked into the tomb's structure they saw that it was clearly in need of consolidation before restoration, and the team observed that salt leeching through its walls had caused some of the painted reliefs to crumble away.
Early in the XVIIIth Dynasty royal tombs consisted of an entrance stairway followed by a series of four passages separated by steps or sloping ramps, with bends and turns leading to a large pillared hall and the tomb chamber.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2004/676/he1.htm   (1750 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | Archaeologists find 1,400-year-old tomb of Anglo-Saxon king
The subsequent discovery of an Anglo-Saxon king's burial chamber complete with a lavish collection of treasures was more than any archaeologist would hope to find beneath a verge in the Southend suburb.
The quantity and quality of the grave goods and the size of the chamber - which measured about four metres square by one and a half metres high - are seen as indicators that royalty was buried there.
A selection of objects from the burial chamber will be on display at the Museum of London from today, and at the Southend Central Museum from February 21.
www.guardian.co.uk /arts/news/story/0,11711,1142003,00.html   (569 words)

 Newgrange Ireland - Megalithic Passage Tomb - World Heritage Site
The passage and chamber of Newgrange are illuminated by the winter solstice sunrise.
Admission to the chamber of the tomb at Newgrange for the Winter Solstice sunrise is by lottery, application forms are available at the reception desk in the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, in 2003 nearly 20,000 applications were submitted.
Images from inside the chamber at Newgrange including the tri-spiral design on orthostat C10 which is probably the most famous Irish Megalithic symbol.
www.knowth.com /newgrange.htm   (766 words)

 Cool Reading
When they finished, the tomb was as high as a man could reach and no more than seven steps in length or width.
Thus, the stone workers left two finished empty graves in the tomb beside four unfinished—when the work began, Jaala and I had a son and a daughter and were hoping for more children.
Nor do I stand in the tomb's weeping chamber to contemplate how eternity will sweep past my still body, leaving me behind to add to the dust of previous generations.
www.coolreading.com /weeping_chamber_prologue.htm   (438 words)

 Chamber tomb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Built from stone, they served as places for storage of the dead and were used over long periods.
Most were built from large stones or megaliths and covered by cairns or barrows but the term is also applied to tombs cut directly into rock.
They are often distinguished by the layout of their chambers and entrances of the shape and material of the structure that usually covered them, either an earth barrow or stone cairn.
www.encyclopedia-1.com /c/ch/chamber_tomb.html   (145 words)

 Meridian Magazine :: Articles :Revisiting Golgotha and the Garden Tomb
Outside the tomb (not pictured in figure 20) were olive trees—the garden of Joseph of Arimathea, where Mary Magdalene momentarily thought she was speaking with a gardener.
The interior chamber’s triple-bench design may be used to demonstrate how a single-chamber tomb with a triple bench could fit the accounts of Jesus’ burial and Resurrection (compare figure 4 with figure 20).
The Garden Tomb itself is actually not the end focus of the polite and friendly guides there, who frequently summarize their presentations with a declaration of belief in Christ rather than confidence in the tomb.
www.meridianmagazine.com /articles/030916golgotha3.html   (2604 words)

 Fourknocks Megalithic Passage Tomb - Ireland
It is located 10 miles southeast of Newgrange between Ardcath in County Meath and the Naul in County Dublin.
Fragments of 65 burials were found in the tomb, both cremated and unburnt remains of adults and children.
Just inside the main chamber to the left of the entrance is one of the few representations of a human face from the Neolithic Period in Ireland.
www.knowth.com /fourknocks.htm   (454 words)

 NVAP cemetery proposal
Apparently the chamber had collapsed and the robbers dug down into it but did not clear it out, since there appears to be about a meter of undisturbed deposit.
In the excavation of each tomb the project will utilize a variety of resources for isolating individual burials, for distinguishing multiple burials and remnants of earlier ones swept aside, and for distinguishing the stratigraphic episodes of other activities that took place within the tomb.
We also expect that frequently much or all of the floor of the chamber tomb to be fully covered by bone, artifacts, and organic and inorganic residues.
www.brynmawr.edu /Acads/Arch/cemetery.html   (3235 words)

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