List of necropoleis

View of the Tyre Necropolis in Lebanon.
View of the Etruscan necropolis of Banditaccia in Cerveteri, Italy.
Athlete tomb in the necropolis in Taranto, Italy.
Nepasa necropolis in Algeria.
Roknia necropolis in Algeria.
Necropolis de San Carlos Borromeo in Cuba, August 2007.
Chaukundi necropolis near Karachi, Pakistan.
Part interior of the Chellah necropolis in Rabat, Morocco.

A necropolis (Greek plural: necropoleis; Latin plural: necropoles) is a large cemetery or burial ground, usually including structural tombs. The word comes from the Greek νεκρόπολις - nekropolis, literally meaning "city of the dead". Apart from the occasional application of the word to modern cemeteries outside large towns, the term is chiefly used of burial grounds, near the centers of ancient civilizations, such as an abandoned city or town.

Grave field is a term for prehistoric burial grounds that do not include any above-ground structures or markers. These include row graves, urnfields, tumuli, etc.

Contents

List of examples

Algeria

  • Nepasa
  • Roknia
  • Senâm[1]

Austria

Australia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Canada

  • Necropolis Cemetery - one of Toronto's oldest cemeteries

China

Colombia

  • Parque Arqueológico de San Agustin

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Denmark

Egypt

France

Germany

Indonesia

Iran

Naqsh-e Rustam Tombs Achaemenid Kings circa 500 BC

Israel

Italy

Latvia

  • Marupes Kapi

Lebanon

Macedonia

Malaysia

Malta

Mexico

Morocco

Pakistan

Another famous archeological site in Pakistan is called Mohenjo-daro, which literally means "Mound of the dead".

Peru

Poland

Philippines

Russia

Serbia

  • Karaburma,
  • Krajčinovići, Bronze Age
  • Bukovac, Illyrian graveyards[5]
  • Golubac, Illyrian graveyards
  • Jagodin-Mala, 4th century Christian necropolis
  • Cezava, medieval
  • Mokrin, Copper Age
  • Pesaca, medieval
  • Boljetin, medieval
  • Ravna, medieval
  • Ribnica, medieval
  • Porecka Reka, medieval
  • Hajducka Vodenica, prehistoric and medieval necropolis
  • Pirivoj, Roman necropolis

Slovenia

  • Neviodunum, Roman
  • Šempeter v Savinjski dolini, Roman

South Korea

Spain

  • Son Ferrer, Bronze
  • Ibiza, Necropolis Puig des Molins; Phoenicien

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States

Uzbekistan

  • Bahoutdin Architectural Complex

Vatican City

  • Vatican Necropolis[6]

See also

References and notes


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