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Definition of "necropolis" []

  • A cemetery, especially a large and elaborate one belonging to an ancient city. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "necropolis" in a sentence
  • "Egyptian authorities say archeologists have found an ancient tomb that suggests another necropolis is yet to be discovered near the Great Pyramids of Giza."
  • "One female mummy was found wearing a gilded mask, a rare treasure at the site known as the necropolis of Deir el-Banat."
  • "Among those buried in the necropolis was a set designer for Pompey's Theater, notorious for being near the spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death."
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