Still, the tradition of a hero with a younger, or everyman, acolyte stretches back to antiquity.
Caution: if you're a British king of antiquity lying in an unmarked grave, your bones are likely to soon be disturbed.
It was the highest price ever paid at auction for a Chinese antiquity.
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.