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Title:Funerary Monuments with Attached Chapels from the Northern Sahara
Author:Camps, GabrielISNI
Periodical:African Archaeological Review
Geographic term:Northern Africa
Subjects:prehistoric graves
Anthropology and Archaeology
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01117039
Abstract:The Chapel tumulus' is a type of north Saharan funerary monument that incorporates an internal sanctuary separate from the burial itself. The distribution and development of the various forms of chapel tumuli are described. Their furnishings indicate that they were built by the Getules, horsemen and nomadic pastoralists, over the period of a millennium from the fifth century BC to the fifth century AD. The deceased could be approached through the chapel in order to obtain premonitory dreams, a form of divination that is still a Berber and especially a Tuareg custom. Bibliogr., sum. also in French.