passage-grave. Neolithic tomb-chamber, often covered with a corbelled roof, with subsidiary chambers on three sides, and entered through a long passage lined and roofed with stone slabs. The whole was covered by an earthen mound. A spectacular example is Maes Howe, Orkney, and there are many others in northern Europe, all variations on a similar theme. See also megalith.
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