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21 Marvelous Mausoleums Around The World (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 10/24/10 12:08 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:05 PM ET

Through history, societies have commemorated their dead in various ways.

Here at the Huffington Post, we have put together a list of 21 iconic mausoleums or tombs, ancient and modern, that reflect people's need to immortalize the important figures of their time, or their own selves.

 
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Newgrange, Ireland
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A prehistoric, megalithic passage tomb mound (built between 3100 and 2900 BCE), Newgrange is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Excavations have revealed deposits of both burnt and unburnt human bone.
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