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|archaeological_site = tumulus|
|Tumulus - a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
A see Wikipedia).is a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves. Alternative names for a tumulus are barrow, burial mound, kurgan or kofun (in Northeast Asia,
How to map
- name=* - often also Tumulus, Barrow or Mound is used as part of the name These shouldn't be used as name itself, see Names#Name_is_the_name_only
- field=yes - some graveyards consist of a number of tumuli. To avoid mapping all of them, the field tag can be used as an option.
- tumulus=* - type of tumulus (see the table below)
Tags to use in combination
- wikipedia=* - a link to Wikipedia's article about the feature
- wikidata=* - an ID of the specific Wikidata item
- historic:civilization=* (or more precise subtags) - the civilization (culture) that originally created the feature
- tourism=attraction - if it is a tourist attraction.
- heritage=* - if it is registered by an official heritage organisation.
Sub-types of tumuli in use
|Type name||Definition and image||Taginfo|
|Round tomb||Circular mound or cropmark on satellite view. Easily confused with a fortification_type=ringfort or fortification_type=motte.|
|Mound||Mound of undefined shape.|
|Round barrow|| Circular shaped tomb. See also round tomb above
In the UK, ususally historic:period=bronze-age
|Ring-barrow||Ring-shaped tomb, easily confused with a fortification_type=ringfort on satellite view|
|Keyhole tomb|| Keyhole-shaped tomb, i.e. a circular grave chamber with a long passage way to it. Common in the Sahara desert (example in Algeria).
Kofuns in Japan a special type of keyhole tombs.
Example in Japan
|Goulet|| From French goulet for gully, prominent type in the Sahara desert. Similar to keyhole tomb, but with the burial chamber not in the center of the circular enclosure.
Example in Algeria
|Platform||Flat surface, can be circular, square or crescent shaped.|
|Antenna tomb||antenna or V-shaped tomb|
|Crescent tomb||Crescent or half-circle shaped tomb|
- Tumulus expedition report from the Sahara desert with diagrams of tumuli
- Nick Brooks et al.: Funerary sites in the «Free Zone»: Report on the second and third seasons of fieldwork of the Western Sahara Project, in: SAHARA 17/2006.