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Hypogea

Hyopgea are underground, pre-Christian temples or tombs.

World Heritage Sites connected to Hypogea

  • Gebel Barkal AB evaluation Unlike the Egyptian pyramids which were built to enclose and hide the burial chamber,the Napatan ones are commemorative monuments to the deceased, buried in a hypogeum underneath. In front of the pyramid a small temple was built, for offerings.
  • Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  • Ibiza The underground tombs in the Puig des Molins necropolis are described as "Hypogea" Link
  • Palmyra Hypogeum of the 3 Brothers
  • Syracuse Ipogeo di Piazza Duomo
  • Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
  • Tierradentro

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