The name is given to a number of sepulchral monuments placed on hill-tops.
The custom of constructing barrows or mounds of stone or earth over the remains of the dead was a characteristic feature of the sepulchral systems of primitive times.
Not only the native form of writing, but the household arrangements, sepulchral usages, and religious rites remain substantially the same.
The most successful Venetian sculpture is to be found in the many noble sepulchral private monuments.
The National Museum, founded in 1866, is especially rich in archaic sculptures and in sepulchral and votive reliefs.
After bidding their family farewell they were carried to the sepulchral cave, nothing but a bowl of milk being left them.
There are numerous sepulchral and other monuments, which are generally believed to be of prehistoric origin.
Giusto occupies the site of a Roman temple, some of the walls and columns of which may be seen in the tower Into the facade are built fragments of sepulchral reliefs.
Usually the great barrows occupy conspicuous sites; but in general the external form is no index to the internal construction and gives no definite indication of the nature of the sepulchral usages.
But among archaeologists the word is usually restricted in its technical modern application to a sepulchral mound of greater or less magnitude.
The walls of the compartments are occupied by arched sepulchral recesses, above and below which are tiers of ordinary graves or loculi.