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1872 photograph of the western face of the Greek Parthenon
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1872 photograph of the western face of the Greek Parthenon

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Ancient refers to something having lasted from a remote period; having been of long duration, of great age, very old as in an ancient city; or; existent or occurring in time long past, usually in remote ages, belonging to or associated with antiquity, old, as opposed to modern.

Etymology

From Middle English auncyen, from Old French ancien (“old”), from Latin root *anteanus, from ante (“before”). Compare antique.

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