Beehive tombs

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.

Connected Sites

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Antequera Dolmens Site Tholos de El Romeral - "The corridor culminates with two consecutive round beehive-like chambers" (wiki)
Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
Choirokoitia Used as homes
Mycenae and Tiryns Mycenae: 4 tholos including the Treasury of Atreus
Su Nuraxi di Barumini
Syracuse In the San Martino necropolis in Pantalica
Thracian tomb of Kazanlak


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