Hyopgea are underground, pre-Christian temples or tombs.

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Dougga/Thugga 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)
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"
Naples Ipogeo dei Cristallini
Palmyra Hypogeum of the 3 Brothers
Syracuse Ipogeo di Piazza Duomo
Talayotic Menorca "These characteristic cyclopean structures include hypogea" (AB ev)
Thracian tomb of Sveshtari


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