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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.
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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. No!
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!)--the sound of a Snore.
'Supplement to Polydore Vergil on the Invention of Antiquities;' for I believe he never thought of inserting that of cards in his book, as I mean to do in mine, and it will be a matter of great importance, particularly when I can cite so grave and veracious an authority as Senor Durandarte.
Everybody laughed at these antiquities -- but then they always do; I had noticed that, centuries later.
Curated by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the Gallery is located in the arched cells of Purana Qila and displays confiscated and retrieved antiquities to the public, an official statement said.
The Supreme Council of Antiquities signed an agreement with El Massa for Real Estate Development and Investment over the new museum which will be located in the arts and cultural city of the New Capital.
Photo feature by Abdullah Ahmadi KUWAIT, April 18 (KUNA) -- Vendors at the antiquities market display fine accessories, old household items, pottery, pieces of furniture and weaving products.
SANA's reporter in Homs said that the competent authorities operating in Tadmur (Palmyra) discovered during the continued sweeping operations a collection of antiquities belonging to the Roman era which was stolen from one of the tombs in the archaeological area of Palmyra, adding that the collection was prepared for smuggling outside the country.
Maintaining that the acquisition of undocumented antiquities by museums encourages the looting of archaeological sites, countries such as Italy, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, and China have claimed ancient artifacts as state property, called for their return from museums around the world, and passed laws against their future export.