Necropolis

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A necropolis is a lairge auncient cemetery wi elaborate tomb monuments. The wird derives frae the Auncient Greek νεκρόπολις nekropolis, leeterally meanin "ceety o the deid". The term implies a separate burial steid at a distance frae a ceety as opponed tae tombs within ceeties, whilk wur common in various places an periods o history.