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Ancient Egypt
Pyramids

Before the pyramids what shape was the tomb?

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March 24, 2008 10:14PM

The shape of a tomb has varied throughout history. The customs and conventions as well as the capability and facility of a people determine the shape of a tomb. And they can exhibit a fairly wide range of characteristics. The word 'tomb' comes from the word 'tumulus' which the Greek's used to denote the mound of dirt covering a grave.