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.
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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
- 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
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