Two ancient burial mounds dating back over 6,000 years have been discovered in Herefordshire, England.
The mounds are of particular interest to archaeologists because it appears that they were constructed using the ashes from two large buildings that were deliberately burned down, most likely due to the death of a prominent leader or social figure. The burial mounds are believed to have held the remains of up to 30 people each.
"Archaeologists have talked for a long time about the idea that you've got a relationship between houses of the living and houses of dead," said excavation leader Julian Thomas. "Here, you've got it manifested in the sense that the debris of a house was incorporated into a tomb."
"Archaeologists have unearthed two nearly 6,000-year-old burial mounds and the remains of two massive buildings in England."
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Source: Huffington Post
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