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date: 01 October 2022

Macedonian vaulted tombslocked

Macedonian vaulted tombslocked

  • Olga Palagia

Summary

Macedonian vaulted tombs are underground chamber tombs usually covered by an artifical mound and accessible through a corridor. They are built of ashlar masonry and were provided with stone or wooden furniture and luxurious burial goods. They often served for family burials and there is some evidence that their façades remained visible. Their inception and origin are controversial; their dates range from approximately the 330s to the mid-2nd century bce.

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  • Greek Material Culture

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