noun, plural an·tiq·ui·ties.
Origin of antiquity
Examples from the Web for antiquities
Britain refuses to listen, but has shocked the art world by secretly loaning one of the antiquities to Russia.Britain Has Lost Its Marbles: Elgin Loan Will Appease Putin|Geoffrey Robertson|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when it comes to the value of antiquities for human history, the sum of the parts is not greater than the whole.
Until scholars and collectors stop buying, antiquities dealers have no incentive to stop selling.
Alongside Turkish antiquities dealers there are those looking to sell family heirlooms.
Given his alter ego, it may not come as a surprise that Goyeneche is into antiquities, especially of the pre-Colombian variety.
Of special interest is the national Museo Borbonico, which is remarkable for its collection of antiquities.The Harris-Ingram Experiment|Charles E. Bolton
The principal of the antiquities of the town is the above Cross.
A considerable collection of antiquities from Gnatia is preserved at Fasano, though the best are in the museum at Bari.
In the field of American antiquities we need scarcely be surprised at whatever conclusions are presented to us.The Prehistoric World|E. A. Allen
We read with him some Greek tragedians and Latin poets, and he p. 18delivered lectures on history and antiquities.Recollections of a Long Life|John Stoughton
British Dictionary definitions for antiquities (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for antiquities (2 of 2)
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for antiquities
late 14c., "olden times," from Old French antiquitet (11c.; Modern French antiquité) "olden times; great age; old age," from Latin antiquitatem (nominative antiquitas) "ancient times, antiquity, venerableness," noun of quality from antiquus (see antique (adj.)). Specific reference to ancient Greece and Rome is from mid-15c.; meaning "quality of being old" is from about the same time. Antiquities "relics of ancient days" is from 1510s.