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Roman Bronze Helmet

The Crosby Garrett Helmet at London’s Christie's Auction House on September 13, 2010. The Roman bronze helmet, discovered via metal detector in Cumbria, dates back to the late 1st to early 2nd century AD.

Photo by Dan Kitwood © Getty Images
Definition:

Antiquities are objects from ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean which includes the Greek and Roman Empires, Ancient Near East and Egyptian cultures.

In fine art terms, antiquities are considered dated from early civilization to the 12th Century A.D. and are usually found via archaeology.

Pronunciation: an-tik-wi-teez
Also Known As: relic

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