What does the word necropolis mean?

Usage examples for necropolis

  1. 54; also a preliminary notice on the Necropolis of Maresha in P. E. F. Q. S., Oct, 1902, p. – The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela by Benjamin of Tudela
  2. As the excavations were made in the neighbourhood of Vulci, most of the articles are from that necropolis; yet the collection has been considerably enlarged by the addition of others previously in the possession of the government, and still more by recent acquisitions from the Etruscan cemeteries of Cervetri, Corneto, Bomarzo, Orte, Toscanella, and other sites within the Papal dominions. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  3. We walked a few paces together as far as the green knoll that I have described as overhanging Eucalyptus, and there I halted to wait for the funeral, while Captain Bill went on to the Necropolis to make sure that the grave was ready and all arrangements complete. – Wandering Heath by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch