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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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The second edition of the journal published write ups mainly on Makli Hill- one of the largest necropolises of the world adjacent to the Thatta city.
By this period, almost a century would have passed from the time the Phoenicians established their first colonies in the area (Aubet 2001: 372-381; Pingel 2006), and their relationships with the locals were already well noted in several necropolises.
Gruevski, on the other hand, is not Vucic, although prior to the elections he is digging in the necropolises of Alexander the Great which the cynics compared to the search of the Balkan narcoboss Darko Saric
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Archeologists, so far, unearthed world's best protected Zeus Temple, a theater for 20,000 people, a stadium for 13,500 people, two bathhouses, world's first stock exchange building, five bridges, "Meter Steunene" holy area and necropolises in Aizanoi Ancient City.
Compared with the gloomy Gothic reticence or municipal tedium of most northern European cemeteries, Mediterranean necropolises, especially those in Spain and Italy, seem to delight in picturesque excess.
Skeletal remains of dogs unearthed from the Van-Yoncatepe Necropolises.