Definition of gallery grave in English:

gallery grave


  • An underground megalithic burial chamber which may be divided into sections but has no separate entrance passage.

    • ‘The Barrow consists of two pairs of side chambers and a gallery grave with an ante-chamber.’
    • ‘Similar larger discs are known from gallery graves in Brittany, Scotland, Wales and Co. Wicklow.’
    • ‘About 50 gallery graves and related forms in Hesse, Westphalia and neighbouring areas are known today.’
    • ‘The gallery grave at Le Couperon is on a smaller scale, and is situated above Saie harbour.’
    • ‘These passage graves and circular gallery graves existed long before the great Egyptian pyramids.’