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 a beehive and hence the traditional English name.
World Heritage Sites connected to Beehive tombs
- Antequera Dolmens Site Tholos de El Romeral - "The corridor culminates with two consecutive round beehive-like chambers" (wiki)
- Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
- Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin
- Choirokoitia Used as homes
- Mycenae and Tiryns Mycenae: 4 tholos including the Treasury of Atreus
- Su Nuraxi di Barumini
- Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Beehive tombs
A connection should:
- Not be "self evident"
- Link at least 3 different sites
- not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
- add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
- be explained, with reference to a source