A cemetery, especially a large one belonging to an ancient city.
More example sentences
- It is located in the city of Giza, a necropolis of ancient Memphis, and today it is part of Cairo, Egypt.
- Nowhere is this more apparent than Westminster abbey, which he established as the royal necropolis.
- Just 300 metres away are the latest archeological excavations of a necropolis dating back 3000 years…
early 19th century: from Greek, from nekros 'dead person' + polis 'city'.