Passage Tombs

A type of dolmen (megalithic chamber tomb), distinguished by a tunnel-like passage leading to the burial chamber.

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Go Historic ID
890
Names
megalithic chamber tomb
megalithic chamber tombs
passage tombs
passage graves American English
passage grave American English
graves, passage American English
passage-graves British English
tumbas de pasillo Spanish
tumba de pasillo Spanish
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More Definitions

Distinguished from "gallery graves" by having a clear distinction between the burial chamber and the tunnellike entry passage leading to it.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300120810. The J. Paul Getty Trust.