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English definition of “necropolis”

necropolis

noun [C] uk   /nekˈrɒp.əl.ɪs/ us    /nekˈrɑː-/
an ancient cemetery (= piece of ground where people are buried)Ancient history: before 500 ADPlaces where bodies are buried or cremated
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