Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of necropolis.

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Examples

  • I need to make a number of posts regarding hole-in-the-wall concerts, impromptu on-the-tube concerts, Rome's many necropolises, the sustainability dilemma of print books and LPs versus their digital counterparts and the worrying issue that no modern superhero seems to know what contraceptives are.

    1st May '09

  • He saw the cities of Gellesen become necropolises, among the corpses those of his friends, of Dare, and of Pris.

    The Beast That Resembles A Poem(A Handy Resource for Architects,Engineers, and Students)

  • He added that it was unusual to find intact burials in well-known necropolises such as Saqqara, because grave robbers got to most of the area in ancient times.

    Big Headlines Today: 30 Mummies Discovered In Egypt

  • Now if only someone could make the laserscanner mobile a spelunking Paranoid Android and then send it roving through other labyrinths — other necropolises, ancient underground aqueducts, sewers, stormwater megatunnels, abandoned subway tunnels — kicking up an underground maelstrom of point clouds.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Now if only someone could make the laserscanner mobile a spelunking Paranoid Android and then send it roving through other labyrinths — other necropolises, ancient underground aqueducts, sewers, stormwater megatunnels, abandoned subway tunnels — kicking up an underground maelstrom of point clouds.

    The Catacombs of Rome in 3D

  • It is unusual to find intact burials in well-known necropolises such as Saqqara, which served the nearby city of Memphis, because thieves scoured the area in ancient times.

    Hawass Couldn't Wait

  • I find it sad that most necropolises Necropoli? have such a dead nightlife.

    Necropolis

  • Best known for its artistry and monumental architecture, this period saw the construction of the Great Pyramids of Giza (Khufu's was built about 2575 B.C.) as well as the necropolises -- burial places of kings, their families, viziers and favored courtiers -- at Giza, Saqqarah, Meydum, Dahshur and Abusir.

    When The Comet Flew Through Ancient Evenings

  • Although scorned by later scribes for caring more for the dead than for the living, and thus spending vast resources on necropolises, Pepi failed to get his pyramid right.

    When The Comet Flew Through Ancient Evenings

  • The Etruscan necropolises around Rome, the ancient Greek ruins of Sicily and southern Italy, and the Roman ruins lying thick about the country have long been favorite targets of looters and smugglers of ancient art.

    The Trial in Rome

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