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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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"Necropolis!" she would whisper, pointing to the pale piles, and add, "It contains a mansion prepared for you."
The step drew nearer, and a guardian in a braided cap walked listlessly through the room like a ghost stalking through a necropolis. They fixed their eyes simultaneously on the case opposite them, and when the official figure had vanished down a vista of mummies and sarcophagi Archer spoke again.
The necropolis provides a unique view of an old civilization of the Sindh.
Brunton from the winter of 1920-21 of the Ancient Egyptian necropolis of Sedment , which dates to the New Kingdom.
A collection of rock-hewn rocks and the remains of a residential area dating back to the Coptic era were discovered on Thursday beside Al-Nassara necropolis in Al-Bahnasa, Minya, according to a press release published by the Ministry of Antiquities.
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.
They recently discovered an ancient Roman tomb a part of the eastern side of the necropolis of the Roman city of Serdica, which lies under Bulgariaas capital a which could soon be buried under the luxury new hotel.
The country's Antiquities Ministry announced Saturday that at least 17 well-preserved mummies were found in a necropolis in the village of Tuna al-Gabal, south of the capital, Cairo.
This updated study (first published in 2004) documents the uncovering by a team of Czech archaeologists of ancient remains dating from the Old Kingdom to the Late Period in Abusir in the realm of Osiris (God of the dead), and its story in modern archaeology and the buried mysteries that it seeks to uncover at the center of the pyramid field of the Memphite necropolis via a group of pyramids, temples, and tombs named after the nearby village of Abusir that have been overshadowed by the more familiar pyramids at Giza and Saqqara, although for the last fifty years the area has been home to an extensive operation to discover its past.
Boston, MA, April 03, 2016 --(PR.com)-- DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery released on March 30, 2016 has shown new damage to the Valley of the Tombs, the Western Necropolis, and the Southeast Necropolis of Palmyra.
Members of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service marked the anniversary with a service at the city's Necropolis cemetery.