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I. Introduction

The Greek word νεκρόπολις/nekrópolis, ‘city of the dead’, is attested in Antiquity only in Strabo (17,1,10,14) as the name of a suburb of Alexandria [1] (Necropolis). Modern scholarship transfers the term necropolis to cemeteries of various cultures and time periods. General definitions as to shape and size do not exis…

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Tsochos, Charalampos (Erfurt), Nissen, Hans Jörg (Berlin), Niemeyer, Hans Georg (Hamburg), Genz, Hermann (Istanbul), Hiesel, Gerhard (Freiburg), Prayon, Friedhelm (Tübingen) and Pingel, Volker (Bochum), “Necropoleis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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