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MB I Tomb (detail)

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MB I Tomb (detail)
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View of a MB I (2200-2000 B.C.) tomb which was sliced in half by road building activity.

A typical MB I tomb consisted of a vertical shaft, 4 to 9 ft. [1.2 to 3 m.] deep, cut into the rock. At the bottom of the shaft one or more chambers radiated from it. Usually only one person was placed in each chamber.

To the left of the leg of the man, the shaded arched outline of a burial chamber is clearly visible – it had an arched top and a flat horizontal floor. To the left of the chamber, partially shaded, is the outline of the vertical shaft, which led down from the surface to the burial chamber. This shaft is partially filled with rubble.

For a general view of some MB I tombs and road building activity Click Here.

For a map and a brief description of Dhahr Mirzbaneh Click Here.