hypogeum definition

  • noun:
    • A subterranean chamber of a historical building.
    • an old subterranean burial chamber, eg a catacomb.
    • An underground space or cavern (additionally made use of figuratively).
    • The subterraneous part of a building, such as amphitheaters, when it comes to solution of the games; in addition, subterranean galleries, as the catacombs.
    • In structure, that section of a building which will be below the level of the floor, including cellars, vaults, etc.; additionally, any underground building, chamber, etc., while the syringes of ancient Egypt, or the tombs of Etruscans. In addition hypogee.

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