grave goods

grave goods
noun plural
: objects (as weapons, ornaments, tools) that are found buried with the dead in prehistoric graves

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grave goods plural noun (archaeology)
Artefacts (eg pottery, jewellery, weapons) put into a grave along with the corpse
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