Dolmens

A megalithic monument used for communal burial, also known as a megalithic chamber tomb. It consists of large upright stones supporting large capstones and is usually usually set in a mound of earth or smaller stones.

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398
Names
megalithic chamber tombs
dolmen
dolmens
megalithic chamber tomb
chamber tombs, megalithic
hunebedden
Hunebetten
Steinkisten
stones, table
stone tables
tables, stone
table stones
tombs, megalithic chamber
megalithische kamergraven Dutch
megalithisch kamergraf Dutch
megalitische grafmonumenten Dutch
dolmenes Spanish

More Definitions

Communal burial places with chambers of large upright stone slabs supporting large capstones, with or without an entry passage, and set in a mound of earth or stones.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005934. The J. Paul Getty Trust.