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ancient monument

n
(Historical Terms) Brit a historical building or the remains of one, usually dating from no later than the medieval period, that has been designated as worthy of preservation and is often in the care of a government department
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`And at first I was so much surprised by this ancient monument of an intellectual age, that I gave no thought to the possibilities it presented.
Finally, he was discovered by the military governor of the province of Ssuch`uan, who applied on his behalf for the post of Restorer of Ancient Monuments in the district, the one congenial appointment of his life.
On the ancient monuments of barbarism and despotism I will inscribe great words of justice and mercy....
Participants of the event will visit the ruins of ancient cities of Surkhandarya region, historical monuments, Buddhist temple of the I-III centuries of our era, Fayoztepa ancient monument, Termez Archaeological Museum.
In 2017, the Cabinet declassified the area from an Ancient monument schedule, to the surprise of the Department of Antiquities, which claimed that it was the first time that an area which was classified as an ancient monument is declassified while the excavations were still in progress.
Phil Hirst said: "It's an ancient monument that should be treated as one.
English Heritage used the occasion to launch its new live feed of of the sky above the ancient monument.
Gwent Police said they are investigating several incidents this year where stones were removed from the walls of the 2,000-year-old ancient monument and "thrown around".
Officers said the removal of the stones has damaged the structure of the ancient monument on Broadway, Caerleon, and underlying archaeology.
The packhorse bridge at Hampton-in-Arden, now a Grade II* Listed structure as well as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, is one of the latter, as it features three stone and two brick arches.
Beautiful, remote ancient monument." Alison Barrass
HISTORY buffs gathered at the 4,000-year-old Sr settlement yesterday to witness the summer solstice - when the sun appears highest in the sky - at the ancient monument.