Cist

A cist (t or t; also kist t; from κίστη or Germanic Kiste) is a small stone-built coffin-like box or ossuary used to hold the bodies of the dead. Examples can be found across Europe and in the Middle East. A cist may have been associated with other monuments, perhaps under a cairn or long barrow. Several cists are sometimes found close togeth...
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Cist

A roughly rectangular structure used for inhumation and cremation burials and formed from four or more stone slabs set on edge, and covered by one or more horizontal slabs. The base may be a slab, unaltered earth or clay. Cists may be built on the surface or dug into the ground. They are usually buried beneath a pile of stones which form a cairn. ...
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Cist

• (n.) A box or chest. Specifically: (a) A bronze receptacle, round or oval, frequently decorated with engravings on the sides and cover, and with feet, handles, etc., of decorative castings. (b) A cinerary urn. See Illustration in Appendix. • (n.) See Cyst.
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Cist

Cist noun [ Latin cista box, chest, Greek ... Confer Chest .] 1. (Antiq.) A box or chest. Specifically: (a) A bronze receptacle, round or oval, frequently decorated with engravings on the sides and cover, and with feet, handles, etc., of decorative castings. (b)
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Cist

A cist was a place of interment of an early or prehistoric period, consisting of a rectangular stone chest or enclosure formed of rows of stones set upright, and covered by similar flat stones. Such cists are found in barrows or mounds, inclosing bones. In rocky districts cists were sometimes hewn in the rock itself.
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cist

prehistoric European coffin containing a body or ashes, usually made of stone or a hollowed-out tree; also, a storage place for sacred objects. ... [1 related articles]
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cist

Receptacle for the body or ashes in early burials. Made from a variety of materials including tiles, dressed or rough stone, wood, or brick, cists...
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Cist

The ancient Greeks and Romans called the coffers they used for the remains of the dead a cist. The Greek and Roman cists were cylindrical and made of wickerwork. The cicts used in the rites of ceres were made of bronze.
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cist

tomb consisting of stone chest covered with stone slabs
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