Encyclopedia > Necropolis

  Article Content

Necropolis

A necropolis is a cemetery or burying-place, literally a "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 near the sites of the centers of ancient civilizations.

This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
September 22

... 22 September 22 is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years). There are 100 days remaining. Table of contents 1 Events 2 Births 3 ...