Trilithons

Refers to megalithic prehistoric structures comprising two monolithic upright stones topped by a monolithic lintel. For smaller structures formed by two or more large standing stones capped by monolithic horizontal slabs, use "megalithic chamber tombs.".

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Refers to megalithic prehistoric structures comprising two monolithic upright stones topped by a monolithic lintel. For smaller structures formed by two or more large standing stones capped by monolithic horizontal slabs, use "megalithic chamber tombs."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300120478. The J. Paul Getty Trust.