burial mound

A burial mound, also known as a tumulus, is an ancient burial structure typically made of earth and stones. It was used by various cultures and civilizations throughout history to bury and memorialize the deceased. Burial mounds come in various shapes and sizes, and they often contain valuable archaeological information about the culture, rituals, and technology of the time. These structures are found worldwide, with some of the most famous examples being the Egyptian pyramids and the mounds built by various indigenous peoples in North America.