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Synonyms for tumulus

(archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs

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The GDN reported last week that the ancient burial mounds became the third site in Bahrain to be designated as a world heritage site after Bahrain Fort and the Pearl Route.
BACA President noted that the site of the Dalmun Burial Mounds will contribute to promote the infrastructure of cultural tourism in the Kingdom.
The Dilmun Burial Mounds is Bahrain's third World Heritage Site, after Ancient Qal'at al-Bahrain Harbor City and Capital of Dilmun in 2005 and the Offshore Pearling Sites in Muharraq in 2012.
Broken and angry, Shoko desecrated her family's burial mound and released the Seven Masaki as revenge before throwing herself into the sea.
Some 3,000 golden and precious items were found in a burial mound in the remote Tarbagatai mountains.
Now, when I visit my family's burial mounds, I know the stories of my ancestors, mending the once-severed connection thanks to the empowered identity I strive to embody every day.
Human remains with tattoos, late 4th-early 3rd century BC, Pazyryk 2 burial mound, Altai mountains, southern Siberia, 193x239cm.
But the (https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1007928) Montem Mound , which is more than 100 feet across, was really built about 1,500 years ago, around the same time as other more well-known burial mounds where local leaders or people of high status were laid to rest.
Finds from the time include ornate badges and gold objects, often found in round burial mounds or "barrows".
For example, what type of relations does a population that constructs this type of funerary architecture (cromlechs, burial mound cromlechs and burial mounds) have with groups where these structures are unknown but cists are known--e.g., Pinuelas/La Hoya, Alava-, burial mounds of different characteristics in El Castillo--Castejon, Navarra-, etc.?
It uncovered finds dating back 6,000 years, including evidence of 17 previously unknown wooden or stone structures as well as dozens of burial mounds. They include giant pits, some of which appear to form astronomical alignments.
The South Korean city of Gyeongju is known for its hundreds of burial mounds, making this town with its head in the past a fitting backdrop for director Zhang Lu's exquisitely observed personal drama.
Dr Manny Gabet, of San Jose State University, who led the study, told the BBC that it was previously speculated that the mounds might be Native American burial mounds, or results of earthquakes or glaciers, adding that some even suggested extraterrestrials.
Meanwhile, Bahraini historian Ali Bushehr hoped the committee would consider adding 11 other historic locations to the list, such as burial mounds, remains of temples and historic relics.