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ne·crop·o·lis

 (nə-krŏp′ə-lĭs, nĕ-)
n. pl. ne·crop·o·lis·es or ne·crop·o·leis (-lās′)
A cemetery, especially a large and elaborate one belonging to an ancient city.

[Greek nekropolis : nekro-, necro- + polis, city; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

necropolis

(nɛˈkrɒpəlɪs)
n, pl -lises or -leis (-ˌleɪs)
a burial site or cemetery
[C19: Greek, from nekros dead + polis city]

ne•crop•o•lis

(nəˈkrɒp ə lɪs)

n., pl. -lis•es.
a cemetery, esp. one of large size and of an ancient city.
[1810–20; < Greek nekrópolis. See necro-, -polis]
nec•ro•pol•i•tan (ˌnɛk rəˈpɒl ɪ tn) adj.

necropolis

a cemetery, especially one attached to an ancient city.
See also: Burial
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.necropolis - a tract of land used for burialsnecropolis - a tract of land used for burials  
potter's field - a cemetery for unknown or indigent people
land site, site - the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); "a good site for the school"

necropolis

noun cemetery, graveyard, churchyard, burial ground, burial place, God's acre A small Etruscan museum and necropolis are situated 3 km east of the village.
Translations

necropolis

[neˈkrɒpəlɪs] N (necropolises or necropoleis (pl)) [neˈkrɒpəˌleɪs]necrópolis f inv

necropolis

[nɛˈkrɒpəlɪs] nnécropole f

necropolis

nTotenstadt f, → Nekropole f, → Nekropolis f
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Skulls and a wooden sarcophagus at a newly uncovered ancient tomb for a goldsmith dedicated to the ancient Egyptian god Amun, in the Draa Abul Naga Necropolis on the west bank of Luxor, which boasts ancient Egyptian temples and burial grounds, September 9, 2017 -- AFP The tomb of Amenemhat, the goldsmith, dates back to the 18th dynasty; it includes a Middle Kingdom burial shaft for a woman and her two sons.
Brunton from the winter of 1920-21 of the Ancient Egyptian necropolis of Sedment , which dates to the New Kingdom.
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Egypt's antiquities ministry said the unearthed sarcophagi and clay fragments suggest that the area was a large necropolis from sometime between the 27th Dynasty and the Greco-Roman period.
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