burial chamber

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n burial chamber a chamber that is used as a grave
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Usage

In literature:

This burial chamber was perhaps an exact model of the cabins in which the people lived.
"The Prehistoric World" by E. A. Allen
At last a rich nobleman ordered a burial chamber made of solid stone.
"Ancient Man" by Hendrik Willem van Loon
It is quite possible, indeed probable, that these chambers were used for secondary burials, the bodies having first been cremated.
"A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians" by H. C. Yarrow
Common men and women were now buried in tombs within memorial burial mounds of earth with stone entrances and interior chambers.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
These are in the form of cylindrical shafts with a doorway at the bottom leading sideways into the burial-chamber.
"How to Observe in Archaeology" by Various
It is surrounded by rows of small chambers for offerings, and for the burial of domestics.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
The middle one of these rooms, noticeably larger than the others, is the real burial chamber.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1178, June 25, 1898" by Various
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In news:

A newly discovered burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings provides a rare glimpse into the life of an ancient Egyptian singer.
SOUTH FULTON, Tenn. Services for Sallie Chambers, 95, of Chicago, formerly of South Fulton, will be at noon Friday at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in Fulton, Ky. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memorial Gardens.
Karar and his team waited several weeks before opening the tomb 's burial chamber so as not to disrupt the remains while the surface excavation was going on.
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