Antiquities are objects from Antiquity, especially the civilizations of the Mediterranean: the Classical antiquity of Greece and Rome, Ancient Egypt and the other Ancient Near Eastern cultures. Artifacts from earlier periods such as the Mesolithic, and other civilizations from Asia and elsewhere may also be covered by the term. The phenomenon of giving a high value to ancient artifacts is found in other cultures, notably China, where Chinese ritual bronzes, three to two thousand years old, have been avidly collected and imitated for centuries, and the Pre-Columbian cultures of Mesoamerica, whe ...more

Relic (Pendergast, #1)
The Iliad
The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #5)
The Odyssey
The Epic of Gilgamesh
And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily, #1)
Inca Gold (Dirk Pitt, #12)
The Histories
The Hypnotist (Reincarnationist, #3)
Theogony / Works and Days
The Aeneid
Discord's Apple

Greg Chivers
You've always told me buyers of antiquities are fools duped into unrequited love affairs with the past.' I have to admit, that does sound like me. ...more
Greg Chivers, The Crying Machine

If you collect antiques, you’re celebrating the dawn of modern society. If you collect antiquities, you’re celebrating the the dawn of civilization. If you collect crystals, you’re celebrating the dawn of our planet. If you collect meteors, you’re celebrating the dawn of the universe.
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

More quotes...
Underground Knowledge — A discussion group This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underrep…more
16,122 members, last active a day ago