A necropolis is a large formal cemetery with implications of grandeur and decoration, possibly but not solely for significant people.

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Connected Sites

Al Ain: Al Naqfa Ridge Tombs, with the remains of a necropolis
Arles: Roman necropolis Alyscamps
Cyrene: among the most extensive necropolises of the ancient world
Ferrara: Etruscan necropolis of Spina near Comacchio
Gebel Barkal: "Later Napatan pyramids were sited at Nuri, on the west bank of the Nile in Upper Nubia. This necropolis was the burial place of 21 kings and 52 queens and princes. The oldest and largest pyramid at Nuri is that of the Napatan king and twenty-fifth dynasty pharaoh Taharqa. The most extensive Nubian pyramid site is at Meroe, which is located between the fifth and sixth cataracts of the Nile, approximately one hundred kilometres north of Khartoum. During the Meroitic period over forty kings and queens were buried there."
Humayun's Tomb: dubbed 'the necropolis of the Mughal Dynasty'
Ibiza: Puig des Molins
Kiev: Pechersk Lavra
Makli, Thatta: One of the largest necropolises in the world, supposed to be the burial place of some 125,000 Sufi saints
Nan Madol: Madol Pah
Nisa: Reputedly the royal necropolis of the Parthian kings (wiki)
Ohrid Region: Trebenista
Palmyra: Outside the ancient walls, to the west, the Palmyrenes constructed a series of large-scale funerary monuments which now form the so-called Valley of Tombs, a 1 km (0.62 mi) long necropolis. (wiki)
Paphos: Tombs of the Kings
Pompei: Etruscan 6th century necropolis, Roman necropolises
Qalhat: Area includes the city's necropolises (AB ev)
Samarkand: Shah-i-Zinda
Syracuse: Necropolis of Pantalica
Tarraco: Paleochristian necropolis
Tyre: At Al-Bass
Vatican City: 1st century Roman Necropolis
Xanthos-Letoon: Xanthos


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