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an·tiq·ui·ty

 (ăn-tĭk′wĭ-tē)
n. pl. an·tiq·ui·ties
1. Ancient times, especially the times preceding the Middle Ages.
2. The people, especially the writers and artisans, of ancient times: inventions unknown to antiquity.
3. The quality of being old or ancient; considerable age: a carving of great antiquity.
4. often antiquities Something, such as an object or a relic, belonging to or dating from ancient times.

antiquities

(ænˈtɪkwɪtɪz)
pl n
(Antiques) remains or relics, such as statues, buildings, or coins, that date from ancient times
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Could I have hoped to render it worthy of your patronage, the public would at once have seen the propriety of inscribing a work designed to illustrate the domestic antiquities of England, and particularly of our Saxon forefathers, to the learned author of the Essays upon the Horn of King Ulphus, and on the Lands bestowed by him upon the patrimony of St Peter.
Some demon had whispe red to Lady Lundie to cultivate a taste for feudal antiquities, and to insist on spreading that taste among her guests.
I can't force my guests to feel an intelligent curiosity on the subject of Scottish Antiquities.
Lady Lundie alone still met feudal antiquities with a cheerful front.
Before very long--so soothing is the influence of an after-dinner view of feudal antiquities, taken through the medium of an approving conscience--Lady Lundie's eyes closed; and from Lady Lundie's nose there poured, at intervals, a sound, deep like her ladyship's learning; regular, like her ladyship's habits--a sound associated with nightcaps and bedrooms, evoked alike by Nature, the leveler, from high and low--the sound (oh, Truth what enormities find publicity in thy name
Everybody laughed at these antiquities -- but then they always do; I had noticed that, centuries later.
Cairo: His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, yesterday (Sunday) received Dr Khalid Al Anani, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, at his residence in Cairo.
The SCTH president said the major aims of the maiden forum will document and highlight the efforts exerted by the leadership of the country as well as government agencies and individuals in caring for the Kingdom's antiquities throughout history.
The cabinet annulled the decree, Demetriades said, because the antiquities department had gone ahead with the designation of the plot as an archaeological site without first obtaining the written permission -- as the law demand -- of its owner the church.
Ayman Ashmawy, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities sector at the Ministry of Antiquities, said that the amount allocated for archaeological excavations within the government's Antiquities sector budget for the current fiscal year is sufficient for the nature of the work, since the government does not bear the cost of all excavations.
06 items are original antiquities having indo-Iranian influence of 2nd to 5th century A.