noun: A burial place, especially a large and elaborate cemetery belonging to an ancient city.
From Greek necro- (dead) + -polis (city). Earliest documented use: 1819.
“This merchant lived a long life in Egypt and was buried in the Saqqara necropolis.”
Nevine El-Aref; Ancient Egyptians in Arabia; Al-Ahram Weekly (Cairo, Egypt); Nov 11, 2010.
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