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necropolis:

see cemeterycemetery,
name used by early Christians to designate a place for burying the dead. First applied in Christian burials in the Roman catacombs, the word cemetery came into general usage in the 15th cent.
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necropolis

necropolis of Tantalus, Sipylus; section (above)and plan (below)
1. A city of the dead; a large cemetery in ancient Egypt, Greece, Phoenicia, Carthage, etc.
2. An ancient or historic burial place.
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This May 11, 2015 photo shows bluebells in bloom at Glasgow's Necropolis, a 37-acre site that is home to thousands of graves in Glasgow, Scotland.
It is interesting to look at the records of early newspapers to discover some of the people who were buried at the Necropolis site.
As the archaeologists were cleaning and restoring several tombs in the necropolis that had been looted earlier, they found that in one of the chambers, part of the roof had already collapsed before the robbers could check in.
It is believed the sphinx was about to be smuggled out of the country after being stolen from the Montem Rossulum necropolis 60 miles north of Rome.
Texts from the Baboon and Falcon Galleries: demotic, hieroglyphic and Greek inscriptiom for the Sacred Animal Necropolis, North Saqqara (Egypt Exploration Society Texts from Excavations 15).
World heritage sites include the Necropolis of Pantalica, the Valley of the Temples and Selinunte.
One of the challenges was to shoot as much footage of the Necropolis, the most sacred place in the Vatican.
Both articles refer to Cerveteri, the necropolis with streets and squares of seventh and sixth century BC chamber tombs.
Talleman added that Roman emperor Alexander Severus had originated in Tal-Arqa and that Hakour necropolis became visible to the beholder thanks to the arduous work undertaken by the mission.
There are two Turkish-style baths, one of them decorated with mosaics, plus a gymnasium, five bridges on Kocacay river which are still used today, an old dam, a trading building, avenues with columns on both sides, necropolis (cemetery) areas and the sacred cave of goddess Meter Steunene.
Among the works in the artist's recent show at Murray Guy, titled "My Necropolis," Davey's "Copperheads," 1990, a series of close-ups of Abraham Lincoln's profile on the face of the US currency with the least worth, perhaps pushes this notion the furthest, while also eloquently summarizing how the exhibition as a whole evinced not only a refusal to fetishize the new but also a sense that these impressions of spent desires are images received, rather than taken.