Hyopgea are underground, pre-Christian temples or tombs.
|The hypogeum is a half-buried edifice from the 3rd century. It was erected in the middle of the oldest necropolis, which was excavated in 1913. The hypogeum was designed to house funeral urns in small niches in the walls; at the time of its discovery, it contained sarcophagi, which suggests that it was in use for a long time. (wiki)
|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
|The underground tombs in the Puig des Molins necropolis are described as "Hypogea"
|Ipogeo dei Cristallini
|Hypogeum of the 3 Brothers
|Ipogeo di Piazza Duomo
|"These characteristic cyclopean structures include hypogea" (AB ev)
|Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
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