: an artificial hillock or mound (as over a grave)especially: an ancient grave : barrow
Examples of tumulus in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebNearby, the researchers found a 197- by 26-foot tumulus, or burial mound, and an extravagant array of Greek funerary goods likely left by merchants and mercenaries living in the area.
Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Aug. 2021 Another surprising discovery is a giant tumulus near the town of Amphipolis in northern Greece.
National Geographic, 8 Apr. 2019 The pressure may have pushed that tumulus to sea level.
Megan Friedman, Popular Mechanics, 16 July 2018 The running theory is that the island was a submarine tumulus created when the pressure of slow-moving lava lifts the crust above it.
Megan Friedman, Popular Mechanics, 16 July 2018 Resembling an ancient burial mound known as a tumulus, Maropeng's entrance blends artfully with the grassland surroundings.
Smithsonian, 27 Mar. 2017
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