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gallery grave Line breaks: gal|lery grave

Definition of gallery grave in English:

noun

Archaeology
An underground megalithic burial chamber which may be divided into sections but has no separate entrance passage.
Example sentences
  • These passage graves and circular gallery graves existed long before the great Egyptian pyramids.
  • Similar larger discs are known from gallery graves in Brittany, Scotland, Wales and Co. Wicklow.
  • The Barrow consists of two pairs of side chambers and a gallery grave with an ante-chamber.

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