Burial Mounds

Piles of earth erected over grave sites; for piles of stones built over grave sites, use "cairns"; for piles of earth used generally and not over burials, use "mounds.".

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2740
Names
burial mounds
burial mound
barrows
barrows, long
conical mounds
kurgans
long barrows
mounds, burial
mounds, conical
tumuli
grafheuvels Dutch
grafheuvel Dutch
túmulos Spanish
túmulo Spanish

More Definitions

Piles of earth erected over grave sites; for piles of stones built over grave sites, use "cairns"; for piles of earth used generally and not over burials, use "mounds."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005903. The J. Paul Getty Trust.