necropolis necropolis  /nə ˈkrɑ pə ləs/


  • (n) a tract of land used for burials


  1. But finally, at 92, the pharaoh went to join his ancestors -- and some of his sons -- in the great royal necropolis, or city of the dead, in the Valley of the Kings.
  2. In 1978, a Russian archaeologist uncovered a vast trove of gold ornaments in a 2nd century nomad necropolis.
  3. Waugh spent every day that he could get away prying into the fatuous, sumptuous necropolis of Forest Lawn.


  1. Word of the day for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

    on September 1, 2013     Source: Amarillo Globe-News

  2. Joelle Fabrizio of Saugus uncovers archaeological remains in Spain

    ArchaeoSpain, an educational and archaeological organization based in Connecticut and Madrid, reports that Saugus native Joelle Fabrizio recently returned home after working this summer on an archaeological dig to unearth an Iron Age necropolis on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.
    on August 31, 2013     Source: Saugus Advertiser

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anachronistic anachronistic
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