corbelled roof

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A roof constructed using stone slabs that progressively overlap each other to create a false vault or dome, the top being finished with a single capstone which spans the remaining hole. The technique was very widely used in the construction of passage graves in Atlantic Europe during the 5th to 3rd millennia bc and in the construction of the Mycenaean tholos tombs in the 3rd and 2nd millennia bc.

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