dirges in praise of their lord. In their original state they usually appear as small, man-made hillocks, though many examples have been damaged by ploughing or plundering so that little visible evidence remains. Square barrow burial site, usually of Iron Age date, consisting of a small, square, ditched enclosure surrounding a central burial, which may also have been covered by a mound. United Kingdom edit See also: Anglo-Saxon burial mounds Part of the burial ground at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk In the United Kingdom, barrows of a wide range of types were in widespread use for burying the dead from the. Account, search, maps, youTube, play, news, gmail. This mound, called Tumulus MM (for "Midas Mound was excavated in 1957 by a team from the University of Pennsylvania Museum, led by Rodney Young and his graduate students. In the Viking Age (and perhaps in earlier times as well) burning the deceased, was believed to transfer the person to Valhalla by the consuming force of fire. Perhaps the most famous of them forms the top of the Žurá hill near Slavkov u Brna ; it is from here that Napoleon commanded his forces during the Battle of Austerlitz.