tumulus

A tumulus, also known as a burial mound, is a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or a group of graves. Tumuli have been constructed by various cultures and civilizations throughout history as a way to honor the dead and mark their final resting places. These structures can vary in size and shape, ranging from small heaps to large hills. Tumuli are often associated with ancient societies, including the Egyptians, Celts, and prehistoric cultures. In many cases, valuable archaeological information can be obtained from the examination of tumuli, shedding light on burial practices, social hierarchies, and cultural beliefs of the past.