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  Tomb article - Tomb dead crypt cemetery funeral grave catacombs Tomb the Unknown - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
It may be partly or wholly in the ground (except for its entrance) in a cemetery, or it may be inside a church proper or in its crypt.
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)

The first class consists of tombs with recumbent tombstones; among such are the stone or metal plates inserted in the flooring of churches.
During the Renaissance the baldachin assumed an entirely monumental form, almost that of a triumphal arch; fine examples are the monuments of Galleazzo Visconti in the Certosa at Pavia and of Francis I at Saint-Denis.
During the late Renaissance undue consideration was paid to architecture, as in the sepulchral monument of Giovanni Pesaro in the Frari church at Venice.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14773b.htm   (735 words)

 Tomb Raider - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tomb Raider is a 1996 video game originally published by Eidos Interactive and developed by Core Design.
This is shown through Tomb Raider's game play, which is very reminiscent of older platform games like Prince of Persia, Out of this World, and Flashback that had a heavy focus on timed jumping with interspersed combat with enemies.
A fair percentage of fans of the game argue that the movie adaptations are a poor tribute to their video game heritage, though Jolie, after some initial published criticism mostly centered around her being an American playing a British character, was considered an ideal choice for the role of Lara Croft.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tomb_Raider   (2528 words)

 Museums of Macedonia, Greece — Royal Tombs
Of particular note are the tombs of the royal dynasty, most notably King Philip II and a young prince who is identified as Alexander IV, and a cist grave.
An underground building was constructed in 1993 to enclose and protect the royal tombs, maintaining the stable temperature and humidity necessary to preserve the wall paintings.
The first thing visitors see is a number of grave stelai that were found in the fill of the tumulus, and three display cases containing artefacts used by ordinary people of Philip’s time, to point up the difference between their life and that of the Macedonian kings.
www.macedonian-heritage.gr /Museums/Archaeological_and_Byzantine/Arx_Bas_Tafoi_Berginas.html   (820 words)

 Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The main tomb building is square in plan and is raised on a red sand stone plinth, in the centre of a 'Char Bagh' or four quartered garden.
The tomb is situated in the centre of a Char Bagh or four quartered garden, surrounded on all sides by tanks and water channels.
Attached to the tomb building are four octagonal towers, at corners, which attain a circular form at a considerable height from the terrace and terminate into a beautiful chhatri supported on eight pillars.
www.ignca.nic.in /agra020.htm   (1290 words)

 Egypt: KV55 in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank at Luxor
Tomb KV55 (possibly belonging to Akhenaten, Tiy or Smenkhkare) is not open to the public, yet it has been said that more has been written about KV55, a tomb in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank at Luxor (ancient Thebes), than any of the others located in that area.
The tomb was partially sealed by its original door and plastered, which was then stamped with the "jackal and nine captives" stamp, the same seal found on the tomb of Tutankhamun.
The perplexity of this tomb began when it was originally entered, for on top of the fill in the corridor lay a door leaf and a large panel that turned out to be from a large gilded wooden shrine prepared by Akhenaten, the heretic king, for his mother's (Tyi, Tiye) burial in el-Amarna.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/kv55.htm   (2953 words)

 Illinois Historic Preservation Agency - Lincoln Tomb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Monument Association deeded the tomb and surrounding grounds at Oak Ridge Cemetery to the State of Illinois in 1895, and today the Lincoln Tomb is managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
Jack (1873-1890) was interred in the Lincoln Tomb from 1890 to 1930.
The 117-foot-tall Lincoln Tomb in constructed of granite quarried at Quincy, Massachusetts.
www.state.il.us /HPA/hs/Tomb.htm   (1395 words)

 Tomb of The Unknown Soldier History 1963   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is the Tomb of America's Unknown Soldiers, symbolizing those of America who gave their lives in World War I, World War II and Korea, in defense of the Nation's integrity, honor and tranquility.
The Tomb is made of only four pieces of marble--the die, which is all in one piece and one of the largest ever quarried, weighing over 50 tons; the base; the sub-base, and the capstone.
In order to provide an appropriate setting for the Tomb when completed certain changes were necessary in the grounds, roadways and landscaping in the immediate vicinity of the Tomb.
www.qmfound.com /tomb_of_the_unknown_soldier.htm   (1537 words)

 Lincoln's Body Exhumed
In 1900 the monument at Abraham Lincoln's tomb had to be torn down and completely rebuilt.
Construction of the present tomb took 15 months, and during that time Lincoln's coffin was in a temporary grave a few feet away.
Lincoln lies buried 10 feet beneath the floor of his tomb which is visited by more than 1,000,000 people a year.
members.aol.com /RVSNorton/Lincoln13.html   (924 words)

 The Royal Tombs
The first tomb in line is the Urn Tomb, a well-preserved monument that faces out over an open terrace fronted by a double row of vaults.
After some smaller tombs, the next major structure is the badly-weathered Corinthian Tomb, which resembles a smaller version of the Khazneh, followed by the Palace Tomb, which was built in imitation of a Roman palace.
Some distance away from the Royal Tombs, to the north, there is one more tomb, which was built in AD 130 for the Roman governor of the city under Hadrian, Sextius Florentinus.
www.raingod.com /angus/Gallery/Photos/MiddleEast/Jordan/Petra/PetraRoyalTombs.html   (327 words)

 Arlington National Cemetery:: Funeral Information
The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., is also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and has never been officially named.
The Tomb of the Unknowns stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater.
The interment flags of all Unknowns at the Tomb of the Unknowns are on view in the Memorial Display Room.
www.arlingtoncemetery.org /visitor_information/tomb_of_the_unknowns.html   (1021 words)

 Secret of the Tomb of the King of Southern Yue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On the tomb's 12-meter-high outside walls are carved designs of a man, the Sun and Moon gods have a gigantic serpent beneath their feet, symbolizing that they are capable of dispelling evil spirits.
A jade suit sewn with silken threads worn by the tomb's owner and decorated with gold, silver and jade objects around the hem, were found intact when the tomb was opened.
Also found in the tomb were nine seals, one being made of gold with a knob in the shape of a coiled dragon.
www.chinavista.com /travel/tomb/tomb.html   (561 words)

 Howard Carter's diary 1922.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As we uncovered them they were found to continue under and in front of the entrance of Ramses VI tomb in a southerly direction and connected up with other similar huts on the opposite side of the valley bed discovered by Davis during previous work.
Though I was satisfied that I was on the verge of perhaps a magnificent find, probably one of the missing tombs that I had been seeking for many years, I was much puzzled by the smallness of the opening in comparison with those of other royal tombs in the valley.
We were totally unprepared for such a large quantity of visitors, and in view of the preservation of the antiquities they being very crowded and in poor preservation, we were obliged to refuse admission until some preparation was made to safeguard the objects.
www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk /gri/4sea1not.html   (3170 words)

 Tomb Robberies - Theban Mapping Project
Hieratic dockets written by the priests and placed on the mummies allow us to trace the reburials from tomb to tomb until finally the bodies were cached in KV 35 [14657] and in TT 320 [13616], south of Dayr al Bahri.
For example, the mummy of Rameses II was moved from his own tomb, KV 7, to that of his father, Sety I (KV 17).
This is thought not to have been the work of the original tomb robbers, but to have been carried out when the coffins and their occupants were reburied.
www.thebanmappingproject.com /articles/article_2.6.html   (614 words)

 Tomb of Merenptah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was filled with flood debris until it was excavated by Howard Carter in 1903, it yielded very few artifacts of interest, mostly peices of funerary furniture.
However the tomb is important as it marks a turning point in tomb design.
It departs from the design of the typical 19th dynasty tombs in that it is built along a straight corridor, with taller ceilings and fewer side chambers.
members.aol.com /egypttour/merneptah.html   (272 words)

 IGN: Tomb Raider Starring Lara Croft Review
The now legendary Tomb Raider series which has been made popular by two Hollywood blockbusters, had its start on the PlayStation and PC back in 1996, and now in 2003, it will make its debut on the small screen as one of the premiere launch titles for Nokia's N-Gage game deck.
Tomb Raider's audio design is fairly simple, and consists largely of footsteps, gunshots, and enemy vocalizations.
Tomb Raider was a momentous game when it was released back in 1996, and seven years later as we revisit it as an N-Gage title Lara's age is beginning to show (mainly in its unintuitive controls and sluggish gameplay).
ngage.ign.com /articles/453/453098p1.html   (962 words)

 Civilization.ca - Mysteries of Egypt - Tutankhamun's tomb
utankhamun's tomb is located in the Valley of the Kings between the tombs of Rameses II and Rameses IV.
he design of Tutankhamun's tomb is typical of that of the kings of the eighteenth dynasty.
At the entrance to the tomb there is a flight of stairs leading to a short corridor.
www.civilization.ca /civil/egypt/egtut02e.html   (430 words)

 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When `Tomb 2' is pointed in the right direction, it is miles ahead of its predecessor in terms of fun and pure kicks.
`Tomb 2' is more successful in attempting to find a pulse beneath the video game exterior, but it doesn't break through like it could.
Butler is an actor of an extremely acquired taste, and he strangles the little excitement found in `Tomb 2' with his inert presence.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0325703   (1010 words)

 Garden Tomb (BiblePlaces.com)
Some archaeologists question the authenticity of this tomb because typological features suggest that it is a tomb originally hewn in the time of the Old Testament and not a "new tomb" as specifically stated in Scripture.
Garden Tomb (mustardseed.net) Features two 360 degree pictures of the courtyard outside the tomb and the tomb chamber itself.
The Garden Tomb (Orange Street Congregational Church, London) An interview with the keeper of the tomb in 1965.
www.bibleplaces.com /gardentomb.htm   (484 words)

 The Tomb of Persophone
This plundered cist tomb,built of limestone and situated at the edge of the Great Tumulus next to the 'heroon', was named Tomb of Persephone because of its painted ornamentation.
Prominent among figures of the Fates and of Demeter seated on the "mirthless rock" is a depiction of the abduction of Persephone by the god of the underworld, Pluto.
The artistry of execution, strength of conception and restraint of colouring all denote an artist of great talent (perhaps Nikomachos) of the mid-4th century BC; this dating is supported by the sherds of pottery found in the interior of the tomb.
www.macedonian-heritage.gr /HellenicMacedonia/en/C1.1.6.3.html   (153 words)

 Ancient tomb yields secrets to builders of Egyptian mosque - World - www.smh.com.au
Builders laying the foundations for a mosque in Cairo have found a tomb dating from the pharaonic period intact but submerged in ground water up to the ceiling of the tomb.
The tomb contains an unopened basalt sarcophagus, slivers of gold dedicated to the ancient gods Isis and Horus, and inscriptions showing the tomb belonged to a man called Ankh Khansu Derat Hor, the official news agency MENA said on Sunday.
Egyptian archaeologists were thinking of ways to move the whole tomb to higher ground, out of the water, he said.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/08/02/1091432117915.html   (333 words)

 Chicago Landmarks | Getty Tomb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The quiet elegance of this tomb celebrates life amidst the cemetery's somber environment of death.
The tomb is located in an area of Graceland Cemetery that contains the graves or monuments of such prominent Chicago families as the Potter Palmers, George Pullmans, and Marshall Fields.
The Getty Tomb was built by businessman Henry Harrison Getty for his wife, Carrie Eliza Getty.
www.ci.chi.il.us /Landmarks/G/GettyTomb.html   (103 words)

 Tomb Raider Inc.: News
Coinciding with the website update later today, Eidos has officially announced that Tomb Raider: Legend will be one of the launch titles for the XBOX 360.
Tomb Raider: Legend is confirmed to be released in spring 2006, according to SCi's Preliminary Reports released on September 29.
More exciting news, however, is that there are plans to release a 10th Anniversary edition of the original Tomb Raider on the PSP in 2006.
www.tombraiderinc.com   (525 words)

 Richard F. Burton's Tomb at Mortlake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Because Burton had once expressed the wish to finally rest in a Bedouin tent, and had a horror of darkness, his wife Isabel prepared a tomb in tent-like form, made from "Forest of Dean" stone.
There was a stained-glass window, which originally depicted the Burton arms and, after her death, Isabel was to rest beside Richard.
The tomb was refurbished and secured in 1974 and is easily visited today.
vvv.com /home/rowena/srfbpic.html   (129 words)

 Tomb Raider Hands-On Impressions - N-Gage News at GameSpot
The recent release of Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness as well as the recent theatrical release of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life don't seem to have strengthened the popular franchise from Eidos and Core Design.
In fact, she'll be back quite soon in a launch title for the N-Gage, simply titled "Tomb Raider." Based on Tomb Raider II, which is often considered the series' high point, the game features 3D graphics on par with the original PlayStation version, as well as a number of brand-new levels.
Hard-core Tomb Raider fans and other patient players should be able to overlook the game's flaws and enjoy its engaging storyline, death-defying action sequences, and impressive locations.
www.gamespot.com /ngage/action/tombraiderstarringlaracroft/preview_6073774.html   (608 words)

 Tomb of Julius II by MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Forty life-sized statues were to surround the tomb which was to be 7 meter wide, 11 meter deep and 8 meter high; it was to be a free-standing tomb and to contain an oval funerary cell.
According to the iconographic plan, which we are able to reconstruct from written sources, this was to be an outline of the Christian world: the lower level was dedicated to man, the middle level to the prophets and saints, and the top level to the surpassing of both former levels in the Last Judgement.
It was decided that the tomb was to be smaller and placed against a wall.
gallery.euroweb.hu /html/m/michelan/1sculptu/giulio_2/giulio2.html   (337 words)

 Nation Articles
A tomb dating to the Hafeet era (3,200 BC to 2,600 BC) that may be the only well-preserved piece of construction from the period has been discovered by a British hiker on a mountainous ridge in Taffif.
The tomb is still in excellent shape and a man can even fit into it, she said.
Hafeet tombs, she said, are similar and are about the same size, and most are located in remote mountainous areas.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/Nation2.asp?ArticleID=128041   (473 words)

 OHS Places/Harding Tomb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Harding Tomb is a circular monument of white Georgia marble containing the remains of President and Mrs.
The monument, set in ten acres of landscaped grounds, is similar in appearance to a round Greek temple.
The simple Doric features and spacious surroundings combine to create one of the most beautiful presidential memorials outside Washington, D. The Harding Tomb is at the corner of State Route 423 and Vernon Heights Boulevard in Marion.
www.ohiohistory.org /places/hardtomb   (130 words)

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