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Necropolis (Ancient Greek νεκρόπολις nekropolis, literally meaning "City of the Dead") is a large, designed cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments.

The term is most commonly used for ancient sites and usually implies a separate burial site at a distance from a city, as opposed to tombs within cities, which were less common in ancient Egypt.

Egyptian Necropolises[]

The Giza Necropolis of the Old Kingdom is one of the oldest and probably the most well-known necropolis in the world since the Great Pyramid of Giza was included in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Aside from the pyramids, which were reserved for the burial of Pharaohs, the Egyptian necropolis included mastabas, a typical royal tomb of the early Dynastic period.

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