The name is given to a number of sepulchral monuments placed on hill-tops.
The custom of constructing barrows or mounds of stone or earth over the remains of the dead was a characteristic feature of the sepulchral systems of primitive times.
The most successful Venetian sculpture is to be found in the many noble sepulchral private monuments.
Giusto occupies the site of a Roman temple, some of the walls and columns of which may be seen in the tower Into the facade are built fragments of sepulchral reliefs.
Not only the native form of writing, but the household arrangements, sepulchral usages, and religious rites remain substantially the same.