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British 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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How to use ancient monument in a sentence
It is thus, in every respect, the most ancient monument in France, and is well deserving of being visited by travellers.
The removal of this ancient monument was the only injury which Constantius had offered to the superstition of the Romans.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
The mosque, where repose the sainted mans remains, is the most ancient monument of Islam in Algeria.In the Land of Mosques & Minarets|Francis Miltoun
But we passed an ancient monument, a tall pillar, rising out of the bed of the Illinois river.The Book of the Bush|George Dunderdale
To the right of this doorway, outside the southern end of the transept aisle, is an ancient monument, probably of an archdeacon.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Lichfield|A. B. Clifton