beehive tomb

beehive tomb
   A bee-hive-shaped type of subterranean tomb constructed as a corbel vault and found at pre-Archaic Greek sites. Also see archaic, dromos, and Greek art.

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  • Beehive tomb — A beehive tomb, also known as the tholos tomb (plural tholoi), is a burial structure characterised by its false dome created by the superposition of successively smaller rings of mudbricks or, more often, stones. The resulting structure resembles …   Wikipedia

  • beehive tomb — noun : a tomb shaped like a beehive cut in a hillside and usually approached by a horizontal passage, distinctive of the Mycenaean age in Greece * * * a type of subterranean tomb of the Mycenaean civilization consisting of a domed chamber entered …   Useful english dictionary

  • beehive tomb — a type of subterranean tomb of the Mycenaean civilization consisting of a domed chamber entered by a passage through a hillside. [1885 90] * * * or tholos Large, beehive shaped ceremonial tomb, sometimes built into the side of a hill. The… …   Universalium

  • Beehive (disambiguation) — Beehive may refer to:; Bee keeping * Beehive is a structure in which bees live and raise their young. It includes both natural and man made hives; the latter includes traditional designs such as skeps and gums and modern designs such as: *… …   Wikipedia

  • tomb — tombal, adj. tombless, adj. tomblike, adj. /toohm/, n. 1. an excavation in earth or rock for the burial of a corpse; grave. 2. a mausoleum, burial chamber, or the like. 3. a monument for housing or commemorating a dead person. 4. any sepulchral… …   Universalium

  • Beehive house — A beehive house is a primitive type of building made from a circle of stones topped with a domed roof. The name comes from the similarity in shape to a straw beehive.The ancient Bantu used this type of house also, which was made with mud, poles,… …   Wikipedia

  • tomb — Synonyms and related words: arch, barrow, beehive tomb, bone house, boundary stone, box, box grave, brass, burial, burial chamber, burial mound, bust, cairn, catacomb, catacombs, cenotaph, charnel house, cist, cist grave, coffin, column, cromlech …   Moby Thesaurus

  • beehive house — ▪ architecture       primitive type of residence designed by enlarging a simple stone hemisphere, constructed out of individual blocks, to provide greater height at the centre; the form resembles a straw beehive, hence, its name. The beehive… …   Universalium

  • Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak — Infobox World Heritage Site WHS = Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak State Party = BUL Type = Cultural Criteria = i, iii, iv ID = 44 Region = Europe and North America Coordinates = coord|42|37|N|25|23.60|E|type:landmark region:BG Year = 1979 Session = 3rd …   Wikipedia

  • Vault (architecture) — A Vault (French. voute, Italian. volta, German. Gewölbe, Polish. sklepienie , Spanish. bóveda ) is an architectural term for an arched form used to provide a space with a ceiling or roof. url=… …   Wikipedia

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