Soon after the preserved corpses were unveiled, curious people began paying workers a few pesos for a peek at the tombs.
After the ceremony, revelers are expected to pray at their tombs.
My wife and I recently toured the tombs and temples of the Pharaohs along the Upper Nile.
They had slumbered in my drawer over the decades, like pharaohs snoozing in their tombs.
As the ground under foot grew unusually lumpy, I worried I was stepping on tombs.
To some stage of that period the objects found in the tombs must belong.
But while he pointed out the tombs I felt the swift approach of Spring.
Hence the splendour of the tombs of the prelates erected during their lifetime.
The African of the tombs has the African features of to-day.
Another writ of habeas corpus took me out of jail, and I at last turned my back on the tombs—a lunatic by judicial decree.
late 13c., from Anglo-French tumbe, Old French tombe (12c.), from Late Latin tumba (cf. Italian tomba, French tombe, Spanish tumba), from Greek tymbos "burial mound, grave, tomb," from PIE root *teu- "to swell" (see thigh). The final -b began to be silent 14c. (cf. lamb, dumb). The Tombs, slang for "New York City prison" is recorded from 1840.
of the Hebrews were generally excavated in the solid rock, or were natural caves. Mention is made of such tombs in Judg. 8:32; 2 Sam. 2:32; 2 Kings 9:28; 23:30. They were sometimes made in gardens (2 Kings 21:26; 23:16; Matt. 27:60). They are found in great numbers in and around Jerusalem and all over the land. They were sometimes whitewashed (Matt. 23:27, 29). The body of Jesus was laid in Joseph's new rock-hewn tomb, in a garden near to Calvary. All evidence is in favour of the opinion that this tomb was somewhere near the Damascus gate, and outside the city, and cannot be identified with the so-called "holy sepulchre." The mouth of such rocky tombs was usually closed by a large stone (Heb. golal), which could only be removed by the united efforts of several men (Matt. 28:2; comp. John 11:39). (See GOLGOTHA.)