Strange, Creepy and Weird Necropolis

The large burial ground or called “cemetery” with unique, strange ancient tombs is known as necropolis. Necropolis is a Greek term “nekropolis” which means “city of the dead“. Most of ancient necropolis are found outside the abandoned city or large towns, used only as burial grounds. The prehistoric burial grounds that do not include structures above the grounds or markers is known as Gravefield. Row graves, urn-fields, tumulus (tumuli) and many more are included in necropolis.

1) Tyre Necropolis or Al-Bass Tyre Necropolis in Lebanon

Tyre necropolis in Lebanon

Tyre necropolis in Lebanon

This ancient necropolis, the Tyre necropolis or Al-Bass Tyre necropolis was rediscovered in 1962 in the city of Tyre, Lebanon. Hundreds of stones and sarcophagi marbles from the Roman and Byzantine era was found at the necropolis and some of the tombs have Greek inscriptions.

2) Etruscan Necropolis

Etruscan-necropolis, Banditaccia, Cerveteri, Italy

Etruscan necropolis

Cerveteri Necropoli Italy

Etruscan walled town, Civita di Bagnoregio

Etruscan tumuli necropolis

The Etruscan origin are lost in prehistory, and according to Historians, there were no texts of religion, literature, and philosophy, and what is now known is based on the grave contents and tomb’s inscriptions discovery. The modern English named the Etruscan civilization of ancient Italy is based from the areas near Tuscany.

Taranto Necropolis, Apulia, Southern Italy

Taranto Necropolis, athlete tomb

The Taranto necropolis is located in the coastal city of Apulia, Southern Italy. The province of Taranto was the most important port in Italy for commercial business and being the main Italian Naval Base.

3)  Necropolis in Algeria

Nepasa Necropolis

Nepasa necropolis in Algeria

Chelleah Necropolis, Rabat, Morocco

Roknia Necropolis

Roknia necropolis or Dolmen at Roknia, Algeria

There are 7000 dolmens scattered at the Roknia necropolis in the Guelma region of northeast of Algeria. Dolmen are known as “portal tombs, portal graves or quoit“, a single-chamber type of megalithic tombs (above-ground burial chambers, built of big stone-slabs (megalithic), and laid on the edge and covered with soil and small stones.

4) Megalithic Portal Tombs found in Necropolis

Megalithic portal tomb, Pounabrone, Ireland

Megalithic tomb or Cloonen wedge tomb, the Barren, Clare Ireland

Megalithic portal tombs in large T-shape HunebedD27, Borger-Odoorn, Netherlands

Megalithic tombs Mane Braz, Brittany

Stonehenge megalithic tomb, Wiltshire, UK

Megalithic tomb in Gobekli Tepe, Turkey

Megalithic tombs in Jukrim-ri, Gochang-eub, North Jeolla province, Korea

Toraja megalithic tombs, Suwalesi, Indonesia

Dolmen or Portal Tombs

Dolmen or Portal Tomb

Dolmen near the Black Sea

Dolmen de Weris

Ancient dolmen in Galicia, Spain

Dolmen in North Caucasus

5) Talaiots Necropolis or Talayots are the megalithic structures of the Bronze age, some are found in the Islands of Majorca and Minorca which is part of the Talaiotic cultures.

Talaiots Necropolis, Majorca

Talaiots megalithic necropolis

Cairn, man-made pile of stones used as markers and sepulcher monuments, commonly found in uplands, moorland, mountain top, near water ways and sea-cliffs, barren, deserts and tundra areas.

Cairn at the mountain top as marker

Cairn Holy ll, chambered tomb, Scotland necropolis

Scotland Holy necropolis cairn

cairn court,necropolis Tergonian, Ireland

Cairn Unstan necropolis chambered entrance, Orkner, found in Spain and France

6) Chamber Tombs signify a higher status for the dead in case of individual burials instead being buried or interred in a simple grave. The chamber tombs can be in different forms according to cultures and tradition of every country.

Etruscan chamber tomb of Cirveteri, the "tomb of reliefs"

Tumulus tomb is also a Chamber tomb

7) Hallstatt tumulus, Austria Necropolis in Sulm Valley

Hallstatt tumulus necropolis in Sulm Valley, Austria

remains found in the ancient Hallstatt necropolis in Austria

ancient urns for the ashes of the deceased and some articles found in Hallstatt burial grounds.

pottery made from bull heads, used for ashes buried in Sulm Valley burial grounds in Hallstatt necropolis

The Burgstallkogel also called Grillkogel is a hill located near the Sulm Valley and Saggau river valleys in the Southern Styria in Austria, and surrounding these hills, is considered one of the largest tumulus graves of at least 2000 tumuli. The people of Burgstallkogel cremated the deceased with the personal articles before buried in the grave chambers called tumulus, a piled earth to build the tumulus.

8)  Imperial Crypt in Vienna, Austria necropolis

Imperial Crypt ornament of Emperor Charles VI sarcophagus

Kauzinergruft Imperial crypt

Palace Tombs or Royal Tomb

Zentralfriedhof Necropolis one of the largest necropolis in the world, and most famous burial grounds or cemeteries in Vienna’s, estimated 50 cemeteries. Zentralfriedhof necropolis has the largest numbers of interred in European country.

Zentralfriedhof Necropolis, Vienna, Austria

Zentralfriedhof Necropolis, Vienna, Austria

Zentralfried necropolis in Vienna, Austria

Zentralfriedhof Necropolis in winter, Vienna

9) Necropolis de San Carlos Borromeo in Cuba

Necropolis de San Carlos Borromeo in Cuba

Necropolis Cristobal Colon, Havana, Cuba

Necropolis de Colon, Havana, Cuba

Necropolis de Colon in Havana, Cuba

10) Necropolis Rookwood, Sydney, Australia (Haunted and Creepy)

Old Rookwood Necropolis with Agave plants

Creepy Rookwood Necropolis, Australia

Rookwood Necropolis, the creepy and haunted old cemetery in Australia

Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney, Australia

Melbourne Necropolis, Australia

Melbourne General cemetery gatehouse

Melbourne necropolis

Melbourne General cemetery

11) Powazki Necropolis, Warsaw, Poland

Powazki Necropolis entrance, Warsaw, Poland

Powazki Necropolis, Battle of Warsaw 1920, Poland

Powazki graveyard, Warsaw, Poland

Powazki Cemetery

12)  Radimlja Necropolis Stolac , Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stecak tombstone Radimlja, Stolac, 13th century necropolis

Radimjla necropolis, Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stecak Necropolis near Perucac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stecak in Crista Provo, Croatia

Stolac Radimjla necropoils, Bosnia and Herzegovina

13)  Varna Necropolis , Varna, Bulgaria

Varna Memorial tumulus, Bulgaria

Varna Necropolis, Bulgaria

Golden objects found in Varna graveyard site, Varna Necropolis, Bulgaria

Varna Necropolis treasures, Bulgaria

Varna burial woyh, world's oldest gold jewellery

Varna Chalcolithic necropolis, Bulgaria

Varna Necropolis (Варненски халколитен), Bulgaria

Tuhovishta Necropolis, Bulgaria

Tuhovishta graveyeard, Bulgaria

14) Toronto Necropolis, Canada

Toronto Necropolis entrance

Toronto necropolis, Canada

15) Chaukundi Necropolis, Karachi Pakistan

Chaukundi necropolis, Karachi, Pakistan

Chaukundi Tombstones

Chaukundi necropolis, Karachi

Chaukundi necropolis, burial grounds

16) Malaysia Necropolis

Malaysia necropolis, Penang, Malaysia (Protestant graveyard section)

Malaysia necropolis, Penang, Jewish section burial grounds

Malaysia necropolis Islamic section burial siteMalaysia necropolis, Chinese section graveyards

Singapore Necropolis

Singapore Chinese ncropolis, Choa Chu Kang cemetery

Singapore creepy necropolis

Singapore cemetery, Malay graveyard

17)  Valley of the Kings Necropolis in Egypt

Valley of the Kings Necropolis, Egypt

Valley of the Kings, Merenptah's stone sarcophagus, Egypt

18) Feng Du Ghost City Necropolis, Fengdu County, Chungqing, China

Fengdu Yaksha Ghost City necropolis

Fengdu Bridge to Hell Necropolis, Ghost City County

Fengdu Ghost of Lust, Ghost City Necropolis

Emperor Qin Shi Huang tumulus and Terracotta Army’s Grave

Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (Tumulus grave)

Terracotta Army necropolis, Emperor Qin Shi Huang armies

19) Tumulus (Tumuli , plural) / Barrows/ Kurgans or Hogel Grabs / Burial Mounds

Anundshog tumulus, Sweden

Royal mpunds necropolis, Gamla, Uppsala, Sweden

King Bjorn's barrow, Haga, Sweden

Outeiro De Gregos, Baiao, Potrugal (tumulus graveyard)

Burial mound in Gyeong-ju, South Korea

Noge-Otsuka Kotun tumulus, Tokyo, Japan

Beehive tomb or the Lion Tholos tomb, Mycenae, Atreus

The tumulus or tumuli in plural form, is a mound or pile of earth and stones and commonly referred to as cairn, long barrows, dolmen , cist, kurgan and burial mounds. These burial mounds are found in many parts of the world according to culture and traditional burial rituals.

20) Chamber Tombs / Vault Tombs / Ossuary

Chamber tomb

Chamber tomb entrance

Dalyan Rock Tombs or Chamber tombs

The chamber tombs are graves built by mound of earth, stones or rocks, large megalithic stones sometimes called dolmens, chambered cairn or cromlech, chambered long barrow and  chambered tumulus.

Vault tomb

Vault tomb

Vault tombs , New Orleans

Brisbane family Vault tomb

Vault tombs is an underground tomb, built in stones or brick, a burial chamber for the interment of the dead.


Cist burial ground, Drizzlecombe, England

Cist-coffin like box ossuary

Greek ossuaries made of metal and wooden coffin-like box

Hallstatt Ossuary, Austria Bonehouse

Sedlec Ossuary Czech Republic

Sedlec Ossuary chandelier, made of skeletal human-bones

The Ossuary is a burial grave or ground , commonly built of chest-like site, building, well or deep pit used as final resting place for the skeletal remains.


Crypt of Wola Gulowska Trumna, Poland

Crypt in St, Eusebius Church, Arnhem

Crypt of Bayeux Cathedral, France, Xl Century

The crypts is an underground chamber or vault tomb, beneath a church and used as burial grounds for private or concealed funerals in early times.

Nuraghe Tower Necropolis

Creepy Gothic necropolis

Creepy and haunted necropolis



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