First, looters ripped the heads off mummies at the country's antiquities museum.
Given his alter ego, it may not come as a surprise that Goyeneche is into antiquities, especially of the pre-Colombian variety.
Alongside Turkish antiquities dealers there are those looking to sell family heirlooms.
Medici has since been convicted of smuggling and illegal trafficking of antiquities.
But when it comes to the value of antiquities for human history, the sum of the parts is not greater than the whole.
Here he succeeded in getting a situation with a dealer in bric-a-brac, rare books and antiquities.
In this new country, it is needless to say, we have no antiquities of that sort.
Blanche Perry died, chief gentlewoman to Queen Elizabeth, and a great lover of antiquities, besides a very tasteful writer.
This place is remarkable for the accumulation of Aztec and Spanish antiquities.
Rouen is interesting for its antiquities, including several venerable and richly adorned Churches which I had no time to visit.
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.