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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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However, there are also burial mounds in 'plain' necropolises as demonstrated earlier, but only from the 7th century onwards, and always fewer in number.
Contact with Oriental immigrants also affected other social groups among Southern communities, because 'plain' necropolises increased in number and in wealth during this century as well.
Animal sacrifices appeared for the first time in both 'aristocratic' and 'plain' cemeteries at the necropolises of Bencarron, Acebuchal, Cruz del Negro, Parque Moret, and Setefilla (Bonsor and Thouvenot 1928: 17; Garrido and Orta 1989: 37; Sanchez 1994: 79, 144; Torres 1999: 82), which meant the introduction of new rituals during funerary banquets.
Funerary evidence of Southern Iberia necropolises mentioned in the text (after Torres 1999: 59-103; Arteaga and Cruz-Aunon 2001: 648-651; Pellicer and Escacena2007; Fernandez and Rodriguez 2007, 2009).
A mix typology, combining the necropolis type with the funerary rite variant is needed in the analysis of incineration necropolises containing tombs with calcined remains deposited directly in the pit.
The archaeological material discovered in these tombs was of a Roman type (with the exception of the coarse hand-made pottery found in Cincis), but there are also other indications pleading for the attribution of these necropolises to Illyrian miners: fragments of iron ore (limonite) in Cincis, quartz fragments from the Michaeli gold vein in Ruda--Brad (82) in the tombs from Muncelu-Brad, fragments of silex and quartz from Rosia Montana (in the necropolis in <<Hop-Gauri>>) and the funerary monuments depicting the deceased according to the canons of <<Illyrian potraiture>> in Muncelu--Brad (83) and Apulum--the Veterinarian Hospital (84).
Tombs type Garaganin 2 (85)--tombs with the incineration of the deceased on the spot (bustum) in a large rectangular pit excavated in steps--are to be found in Dacia in the necropolises in Muncelu--Brad (one third of the total), in Romula--the South-Eastern Necropolis (all 12 tombs discovered) and the Northern Necropolis (7 tombs), and in Rosia Montana (<<Hop-Gauri>>--89 tombs) (Pl.