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Wikipedia: List of necropoleis

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View of the Tyre Necropolis necropolis of Tyre Lebanon, in Tyre, Lebanon.

View of the Etruscan necropolis of Banditaccia, in Cerveteri, Italy.

Necropolis – athlete tomb (Taranto), Italy.

Nepasa necropolis in Algeria.

Roknia necropolis in Algeria.

Radimlja necropolis of stećak in Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Necropolis de San Carlos Borromeo in August 2007, in Cuba.

The Battle of Warsaw (1920) section of Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw, Poland.

Chaukundi necropolis near Karachi, Pakistan.

A necropolis (plural: necropoleis) is a large cemetery or burial place (from Greek nekropolis “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, often an abandoned city or town, near the sites of the centers of ancient civilizations.

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

Austria

  • Imperial Crypt (Vienna)
  • Sulm valley necropolis

Australia

  • Rookwood Necropolis (Sydney)
  • The Necropolis, Springvale (Melbourne)
  • Melbourne General Cemetery

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Radimlja

Bulgaria

  • Varna Necropolis[1]
  • Tuhovishta’s Village Necropolis (Satovcha)

    Tuhovishta’s Village Necropolis

Canada

  • Necropolis Cemetery – one of Toronto’s oldest cemeteries

People’s Republic of China

  • Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  • Ming Dynasty Tombs
  • Fengdu

Croatia

  • Stara Novalja

Cuba

  • Colón Necrópolis (Havana)
  • Necropolis de San Carlos Borromeo (Matanzas)

Cyprus

  • Amathus
  • Tamassos

Denmark

  • Assistens Cemetery

Egypt

  • Cairo
  • Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Memphis
  • Saqqara[2]
  • Siwa Oasis
  • Theban Necropolis

France

  • Alyscamps (Arles)
  • The Panthéon (Paris)
  • Père Lachaise Cemetery (Paris)
  • Saint Denis Basilica (Saint-Denis)

Indonesia

  • Imogiri

Israel

  • Beit She’arim

Italy

  • Cerveteri
  • Gaudo, Paestum
  • Lipari (Aeolian Islands)
  • Locri
  • Children’s Necropolis of Lugnano in Teverina
  • Norchia
  • Pantalica
  • Pezza Petrosa, Grottaglie
  • Taranto

Lebanon

  • Tyre

Malaysia

  • Nirvana Memorial Park

Malta

  • Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni

Mexico

  • Panteon de Belen
  • Panteón de Dolores
  • El Castillo & High Priest’s Temple in Chichen Itza
  • Pyramids of the Sun, the Moon andTemple of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan

Morocco

Pakistan

  • Makli Hill (Thatta)
  • Chaukundi Near (Karachi)

Peru

  • Paracas

Poland

  • Powązki Cemetery
  • Central Cemetery in Szczecin

Philippines

  • Manila North Cemetery
  • Manila Chinese Cemetery
  • La Loma Cemetery

Russia

  • Kremlin Wall Necropolis
  • Glazkovo Necropolis in Irkutsk

Serbia

  • Karaburma

Turkey

  • Antalya
  • Aytap
  • Pamukkale

United Kingdom

  • Brookwood Cemetery
  • London Necropolis railway station
  • London Necropolis Company
  • Glasgow Necropolis

United States

  • Colma, California
  • Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC.

Uzbekistan

  • Bahoutdin Architectural Complex

Vatican City

  • Vatican Necropolis[4]

See also

  • Cemetery
  • Grave field
  • Catacombs
  • Crypt
  • Mausoleum

References & notes

  1. ^ Ivanov, Ivan, M. Avramova. Varna Necropolis (Sofia, 2000)
  2. ^ Saqqara: City of the Dead
  3. ^ C. Michael Hogan, Chellah, The Megalithic Portal, ed. Andy Burnham, 2007
  4. ^ “The Vatican Necropolis – Scavi”. http://saintpetersbasilica.org/Necropolis/Scavi-map.htm. Retrieved on 2007-10-02. 
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