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4200 BCE: Construction of the Megalithic Passage Tomb of Poulnabrone in The Burren region of Ireland.
 
3150 BCE - 2890 BCE: Anubis appears on tomb walls during the First Dynasty of Egypt.
 
 
3000 BCE: Tomb of the Eagles created in Scotland.
 
 
3000 BCE: The Passage Tomb Mound of the Hostages constructed at the Hill of Tara, Ireland.
 
 
1500 BCE - 1400 BCE: First palace structure and Treasury of Atreus tomb built at Mycenae.
 
1327 BCE: Golden statue and alabaster canopic jar of Serket placed in tomb of Tutankhamun.
 
1100 BCE: Tomb robbing by the workers at Deir el-Medina becomes increasingly common.
 
890 BCE: First tomb built at Meroe.
 
 
700 BCE: Tomb of Mayan King K'utz Chman of Retalhuleu constructed in Guatemala.
 
 
680 BCE - 660 BCE: The Etruscan Regolini-Galassi Tomb is constructed at Cerveteri.
 
 
630 BCE - 560 BCE: The Tomb of the Bronze Fans is in use at the Etruscan site of Populonia.
 
 
580 BCE: Tomb of Etruscan King Lars Porsena labyrinth constructed in Italy.
 
 
540 BCE - 530 BCE: The Etruscan Tomb of the Bulls is constructed at Tarquinia.
 
 
530 BCE - 520 BCE: The Etruscan Tomb of the Lionesses is constructed at Tarquinia.
 
 
510 BCE: The Etruscan Tomb of the Baron is constructed at Tarquinia.
 
500 BCE: The Tomb of the Bronze Statuette of the Offering Bearer is built at the Etruscan site of Populonia.
 
 
480 BCE - 470 BCE: The Etruscan Tomb of the Monkey is constructed at Chiusi.
 
480 BCE: The tomb frescoes of Paestum are painted.
 
 
480 BCE: The Etruscan Tomb of the Bigas is constructed at Tarquinia.
 
 
470 BCE: The Etruscan Tomb of the Dead Man is constructed at Tarquinia.
 
 
420 BCE - 400 BCE: The Etruscan Tomb of the Blue Demons is constructed at Tarquinia.
 
 
367 BCE - 350 BCE: The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is built, tomb of Mausolus, ruler of Caria.
 
350 BCE: The paintings of the Etruscan Francois Tomb at Vulci are created.
 
350 BCE: the Tomb of Amyntas at Telmesso in Lycia is built.
 
 
325 BCE - 300 BCE: The Etruscan Tomb of the Reliefs is constructed at Cerveteri.
 
 
210 BCE: First Emperor of China Shi Huangdi dies, buried with army of 8,000 terracotta warriors in palace tomb.
 
 
206 BCE: The Emperor Shi Huangti is buried with a terracotta army of more than 8,000 soldiers in a palace tomb.
 
 
357 CE: The tomb of Tong Shou, last ruler of Taebang is built near Pyongyang, Korea.
 
 
525 CE: The tomb of King Muryeong-Wang of Baekje is built near Gongju, Korea.
 
682 CE: The Temple of the Inscriptions is completed at Palenque and is to be used as the tomb of Pakal the Great.
 
727 CE: Temple I at Tikal is completed and will be used as the tomb of ruler Jasaw Chan K'awiil.
 
750 CE - 800 CE: The subterranean llama-shaped royal tomb is constructed at the Wari city of Pikllacta.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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