How to use Cists in a sentence

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  • The west side of the palace contained a series of 18 magazines with great store jars and cists and large hoards of clay documents.

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  • The dead in the earlier period were laid (so far as we know at present) within cists constructed of upright stones.

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  • Possibly the flesh was boiled off the bones at once ("scarification"), or left to rot in separate cists awhile; afterwards the skeletons were collected and the cists re-used.

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  • These type of chambered Bronze Age cist burials are known as segmented cists.

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  • Although of various forms most of the burials were long cists covered by low, rectangular, kerbed deposits of stone.

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  • Four small stone cists stood round the top of this and each contained small pots, which possibly held food offerings.

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  • Some bodies were laid out straight, some crouched; some in stone cists, others in hollows in the rubble.

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  • The long cists were clearly of roman or later date because several used broken fragments of Roman tombstones in their construction.

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  • The long cists were clearly of Roman or later date because several used broken fragments of Roman tombstones in their construction.

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