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Necropolis Collection

The concept of necropolis, a city of the dead, has been prevalent throughout history and across various civilizations

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Tombs of Darius II, Ataxerxes I and Darius the Great, Naqsh-e Rostam Necropolis, near Persepolis

Tombs of Darius II, Ataxerxes I and Darius the Great, Naqsh-e Rostam Necropolis, near Persepolis, Iran, Middle East

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Wall in the Tomb of the Augurs (Tomba degli Auguri) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown

Wall in the Tomb of the Augurs (Tomba degli Auguri) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown
Wall in the Tomb of the Augurs (Tomba degli Auguri) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Etruscan burial chamber, 1st Half of 6th Century B.C...Wailing men on each side of the tomb door

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Dancer. Tricliniums Tomb. Etruscan art

Dancer. Tricliniums Tomb. Etruscan art
Dancer. Detail of a banquet scene. Etruscan art. Fresco. ITALY. LAZIO. VITERBO. Tarquinia. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Tarquinia (National Museum of Tarquinia). Proc: ITALY. LAZIO. VITERBO

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Saadian tombs, Marrakech-Safi (Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz) region, Marrakesh, Morocco

Saadian tombs, Marrakech-Safi (Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz) region, Marrakesh, Morocco

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Dancer from the Tomb of the Triclinium, c. 470 BC (wall painting)

Dancer from the Tomb of the Triclinium, c. 470 BC (wall painting)
XIR407462 Dancer from the Tomb of the Triclinium, c.470 BC (wall painting) by Etruscan, (5th century BC); Tarquinia, Lazio, Italy; (add.info.: Tomb of the Triclinium Dancer; ); Etruscan

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Fragments of the Great Colossi, at the Memnonium, 19th century. Artist: David Roberts

Fragments of the Great Colossi, at the Memnonium, 19th century. Artist: David Roberts
Fragments of the Great Colossi, at the Memnonium, 19th century. Found in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Piceni, Italic civilizations, Warrior Capestrano, limestone sculpture from necropolis of Aufinum

Piceni, Italic civilizations, Warrior Capestrano, limestone sculpture from necropolis of Aufinum
Italic civilizations, Piceni, 6th century b.C. The Warrior Capestrano, limestone sculpture from the necropolis of Aufinum. Height 2.09 m, detail

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Triumph of Shapur I over the Roman emperor Valerian (241-272), Sassanid relief, Naqsh-e

Triumph of Shapur I over the Roman emperor Valerian (241-272), Sassanid relief, Naqsh-e Rostam, necropolis, Fars Province, Iran

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Winemaking in ancient Egypt (litho)

Winemaking in ancient Egypt (litho)
8663840 Winemaking in ancient Egypt (litho) by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Winemaking in ancient Egypt. Tomb painting from the necropolis of Thebes)

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Tanit goddess

Tanit goddess
3499721 Tanit goddess; (add.info.: Tanit goddess. Punic art. Votive use. Centuries IV-III b.C.). Necropolis of Puig des Molins. Ibiza (Eivissa), Balearic Islands, Spain.); PHAS/UIG

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Mixing three types of wine in ancient Egypt (litho)

Mixing three types of wine in ancient Egypt (litho)
8663839 Mixing three types of wine in ancient Egypt (litho) by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mixing three types of wine in ancient Egypt)

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Hypostyle columns at Ramasseum, Egypt, 1841

Hypostyle columns at Ramasseum, Egypt, 1841
3480441 Hypostyle columns at Ramasseum, Egypt, 1841; (add.info.: Hypostyle columns at Ramasseum, Egypt 1841. By French architect, Hector Horeau; 1801 - 1872)

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Mural painting in the Leopards Tomb (Tomba dei Leopardi) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928)

Mural painting in the Leopards Tomb (Tomba dei Leopardi) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Etruscan burial chamber, About 500 B.C...Right corner...Banquet with musicians. Leopards in the pediment

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Mural painting in the Tomb of the Baron (Tomba del Barone) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928)

Mural painting in the Tomb of the Baron (Tomba del Barone) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Etruscan burial chamber, 2nd Half of 6th Century B.C....Left corner...Mounted youths and sacrificial scene

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Mural painting in the Tomb with the Banquet (Tomba del Triclinio), Tarquinia, Italy, (1928)

Mural painting in the Tomb with the Banquet (Tomba del Triclinio), Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Etruscan burial chamber, About 500 B.C...Left corner. After a water-colour by L. Cartocci

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Grave of composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra

Grave of composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Sassanid relief, Naqsh-e Rostam, necropolis, Fars Province, Iran

Sassanid relief, Naqsh-e Rostam, necropolis, Fars Province, Iran

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Relief depicting friends or relatives in the Tomb of Ramose, Vizier

Relief depicting friends or relatives in the Tomb of Ramose, Vizier and Governor of Thebes at the beginning of
JB118437 Relief depicting friends or relatives in the Tomb of Ramose, Vizier and Governor of Thebes at the beginning of the reign of Amenophis IV (Akhenaten) (reg.c.1352-1336 BC) Dynasty XVIII

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Necropolis (cemetery) Glasgow. Steel engraving 1888

Necropolis (cemetery) Glasgow. Steel engraving 1888
536439 Necropolis (cemetery) Glasgow. Steel engraving 1888; (add.info.: Necropolis (cemetery) Glasgow. Steel engraving 1888); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Bearer of Offerings, in the Tomb of Nakht, scribe and astronomer of Amun, Dynasty XVIII, New Kingdom

Bearer of Offerings, in the Tomb of Nakht, scribe and astronomer of Amun, Dynasty XVIII, New Kingdom
JB118433 Bearer of Offerings, in the Tomb of Nakht, scribe and astronomer of Amun, Dynasty XVIII, New Kingdom, c.1410 BC (mural painting); Thebes, Egypt; © John Bethell. All rights reserved 2023

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Album 'Meine mittelmeer-reise 1910': Group of people posing in front of the Sphinx of Giza with

Album "Meine mittelmeer-reise 1910": Group of people posing in front of the Sphinx of Giza with pyramid in
3562340 Album "Meine mittelmeer-reise 1910": Group of people posing in front of the Sphinx of Giza with pyramid in the background; (add.info.: Giza, Necropolis)

Background imageNecropolis Collection: The Etruscan necropolis in Orvieto

The Etruscan necropolis in Orvieto
3566222 The Etruscan necropolis in Orvieto by Unknown photographer, (19th century); (add.info.: Orvieto 1870 -1880 Date of Artwork: VI-III secc. a.C)

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Figures from the Painted Vase of Darius, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Figures from the Painted Vase of Darius, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Figures from the Painted Vase of Darius, 1857. Procession of Apollo, Diana etc; Darius on his throne, and attendants; Satrap receiving tributes

Background imageNecropolis Collection: The Darius Vase, found at Canosa, 1857. Creator: Unknown

The Darius Vase, found at Canosa, 1857. Creator: Unknown
The Darius Vase, found at Canosa, 1857. This exquisite work of antique art is of the form of the Apulian Amphora, and is the largest that has ever been discovered

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Cairo, tombs of the caliphs, 1893. Creator: Henry Brokman

Cairo, tombs of the caliphs, 1893. Creator: Henry Brokman
Cairo, tombs of the caliphs, 1893

Background imageNecropolis Collection: The Temple of Hatshepsut, 1899. Creator: Carter, Howard (1874-1939)

The Temple of Hatshepsut, 1899. Creator: Carter, Howard (1874-1939)
The Temple of Hatshepsut, 1899. Private Collection

Background imageNecropolis Collection: The Valley of the Kings, 1914. Creator: Carter, Howard (1874-1939)

The Valley of the Kings, 1914. Creator: Carter, Howard (1874-1939)
The Valley of the Kings, 1914. Private Collection

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Ramesseum, Egypt, 1984. Creator: Ethel Davies

Ramesseum, Egypt, 1984. Creator: Ethel Davies
Ramesseum, Egypt, 1984. The remains of the Ramasseum, the memorial temple to the Egyptian pharoah Ramessesm dating from the 13th century BC

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Hathor Shrine, Dendera, Egypt, 1984. Creator: Ethel Davies

Hathor Shrine, Dendera, Egypt, 1984. Creator: Ethel Davies
Hathor Shrine, Dendera, Egypt, 1984. The Temple of Hathor, an important Egyptian religious figure known as the goddess of many names, at the necropolis and tomb complex of Dendera, Egypt

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Mural painting in the Tomb of Typhon (Tomba del Tifone) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928]

Mural painting in the Tomb of Typhon (Tomba del Tifone) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928]. Etruscan burial chamber, 3rd-2nd Century B.C...Frieze of flying fish [dolphins] over stylicised waves)

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Mural frieze in the Tomb of the Lionesses (Tomba delle Leonesse), Tarquinia, Italy, (1928)

Mural frieze in the Tomb of the Lionesses (Tomba delle Leonesse), Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Etruscan burial chamber, 1st Half of 6th Century B.C...Flying fish [dolphins]

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Bahouddin Nakshbandi historical architectural complex

Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Bahouddin Nakshbandi historical architectural complex

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Uzbekistan, Khiva, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, the tiled tomb of Pakhlavan Mahmud

Uzbekistan, Khiva, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, the tiled tomb of Pakhlavan Mahmud

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Interior of Shah-i-Zinda shrine complex

Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Interior of Shah-i-Zinda shrine complex

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Shah-i-Zinda, Tomb Street of 11 Mausoleums, local women enter a mausoleum

Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Shah-i-Zinda, Tomb Street of 11 Mausoleums, local women enter a mausoleum

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Tavole Palatine, Archaeological site of Metaponto, Bernalda village, Matera district

Tavole Palatine, Archaeological site of Metaponto, Bernalda village, Matera district, Basilicata, Italy

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Archaeological site of Metaponto, Bernalda village, Matera district, Basilicata, Italy

Archaeological site of Metaponto, Bernalda village, Matera district, Basilicata, Italy

Background imageNecropolis Collection: europe, Italy, Latium. Rome, Cerveteri. The Banditaccia

europe, Italy, Latium. Rome, Cerveteri. The Banditaccia, ancient etruscan city and gravesite

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Central Chapel, Necropolis Cristobal Colon, Vedado, Havana, La Habana Province, Cuba

Central Chapel, Necropolis Cristobal Colon, Vedado, Havana, La Habana Province, Cuba

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Necropolis Cristobal Colon, Vedado, Havana, La Habana Province, Cuba

Necropolis Cristobal Colon, Vedado, Havana, La Habana Province, Cuba

Background imageNecropolis Collection: The Tombs of the Kings, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pahos Archaelogical Park, Paphos

The Tombs of the Kings, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pahos Archaelogical Park, Paphos, Cyprus

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Grave of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint Petersburg

Grave of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Grave of composer Anton Arensky, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint

Grave of composer Anton Arensky, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Grave of sculptor Ivan Vitali, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint Petersburg

Grave of sculptor Ivan Vitali, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Grave of composer Alexander Borodin, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint

Grave of composer Alexander Borodin, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Grave of composer Alexander Dargomyzhsky, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra

Grave of composer Alexander Dargomyzhsky, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Grave of composer Mikhail Glinka, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint

Grave of composer Mikhail Glinka, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Background imageNecropolis Collection: Grabe of painter Arkhip Kuindzhi, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint

Grabe of painter Arkhip Kuindzhi, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint Petersburg, Russia




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The concept of necropolis, a city of the dead, has been prevalent throughout history and across various civilizations. From the intricate wall in the Tomb of the Augurs at Tarquinia, Italy to the captivating dancer depicted in Etruscan art found in Tricliniums Tomb, these ancient burial grounds hold stories waiting to be discovered. Traveling further east, we encounter the grandeur of Naqsh-e Rostam Necropolis near Persepolis. Here lie the tombs of Darius II, Ataxerxes I and Darius the Great - a testament to their power and influence during their time. Moving back towards Italy, we come across another fascinating necropolis belonging to Piceni and Italic civilizations. The limestone sculpture of Warrior Capestrano from Aufinum's necropolis showcases both skillful craftsmanship and an insight into their beliefs surrounding death. Closer to home lies Glasgow Necropolis from Victorian times. Its towering presence stands as a reminder of Scotland's rich history while providing a final resting place for many prominent figures. Adjacent to it is Glasgow Cathedral Necropolis - another glimpse into Victorian-era architecture intertwined with solemn remembrance. Venturing beyond Europe takes us to Syria's Dead Cities where Serjilla reveals remnants of an ancient necropolis that once thrived there. These ruins offer glimpses into past lives and customs that have long since faded away. In Andalusia, Romans left behind traces of their existence through various necropolises dating back centuries ago. These sites bear witness to Roman civilization's expansion and influence on this region during ancient times. Even Egypt boasts its own Islamic Cemetery within Cairo Necropolis - a sprawling city dedicated solely to honoring those who have passed on. This sacred ground holds countless stories etched onto tombstones that speak volumes about Egyptian culture throughout history. Lastly, Anatolia presents us with sarcophagi such as the Sarcophagus of mourning women from the 4th century BC.