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 for tumulus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tumulus \Tu"mu*lus\, n.; pl. Tumuli. [L., a mound, a
     sepulchral mound, probably from tumere to swell. Cf.
     An artificial hillock, especially one raised over a grave,
     particularly over the graves of persons buried in ancient
     times; a barrow.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
           [syn: burial mound, grave mound, barrow, tumulus]

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