burial mound

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n burial mound (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
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Usage

In literature:

In the eastern part of Greenwich Park are "the barrows," very singular circular mounds, supposed to be burial-places of ancient Britons.
"Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children" by Grace Greenwood
The fishing hamlet is close to an ancient burial-mound or barrow, from which election writs were once read and the local mayor proclaimed.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
She planted it upon the burial mound, over the priest and the dead horse.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
At the burial-place every mound and stone was occupied.
"A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France" by William Duthie
All were used to some extent as burial mounds.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
There are many other mounds in the vicinity of the three specified, all undoubted burial-places erected ages ago.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
Sometimes they burned the body and put the ashes in an urn, which they placed under a cromlech, or cairn, or burial mound.
"A Reading Book in Irish History" by P. W. Joyce
There are several ancient mounds in the town site which have been utilized to some extent as burial mounds.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
Strings Crinoid and shell beads from grave, Calhoun Co., Ill., burial mound, Pike Co., Mo.
"American Antiquities" by Wm. B. Norman
Scattered burial mounds prove that Indians lived there at an early period but their history has been lost.
"The Stronghold" by Miriam Haynie
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In poetry:

The sum of all their agonies
Has bowed you to the ground.
You smell of dust, of death's decay,
Of morgue and burial mound.
"Soul" by Boris Pasternak
"Over the burial mound,
Over the hunting-ground,
Over the forest wigwam the greedy white wave flows,
In treachery, or wrath,
They sweep us from their path,
Backward, and ever backward, beyond Sierra snows
"Tecumthe" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

Throughout the wooded area were large mounds – the burial sites of other Confucian descendants.
Throughout the wooded area are large mounds the burial sites of other Confucian descendants.
Visitors to Moundsville this weekend will have a chance to learn about the Indians who built the largest conical burial mound in North America and used to inhabit the Ohio Valley thousands of years.
Once completed, the carving will face in the direction of some Indian burial mounds located near the Tecumseh Community Center.
Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Cowden.
Beads from the Bactrian gold, hidden in vaults in Kabul after it was discovered in 1978-79 in burial mounds in northern Afghanistan.
Burial mounds in northern Afghanistan where the Bactrian gold was discovered.
Her burial will be in Mound Cemetery.
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