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This is not an act of worship.  The entrance to a tomb is not a major thoroughfare.  The larger the aperture, the greater the effort to hew it and the larger the stone needed to close it.  Needing to be closed by a stone rolled into place, the lower edge of the aperture needs to be about the elevation of the ground.  So you have a low opening of small diameter through which a man can crawl and a body may be dragged.  The inside of the tomb can be as spacious as can be afforded.
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