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port-hole slab


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A distinctive kind of entrance to a burial chamber, often in a chambered tomb, comprising either a single stone or a pair of stones set side by side, in which a round or sometimes square access hole has been cut. Where a pair of stones is used each has a cut‐out in one side which when placed together form the port‐hole. Some of the best examples are known amongst Cotswold–Severn long barrows of western Britain and the dolmens of the northwest Caucasus in southern Russia.

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