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Encyclopedia > Antiquary

An antiquarian is one concerned with antiquities or things of the past. More narrowly, the term is often used for those who studied (usually local) history with special attention to the physical traces of the past. Antiquarianism is usually considered to have emerged in the sixteenth century; by the nineteenth century it had become transformed into the academic discipline of archaeology.


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Antiquarian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (438 words)
The London Society of Antiquaries was formed in the 18th century to promote the study of antiquities.
In 1707 a number of English antiquaries began to hold regular meetings for the discussion of their hobby and in 1717 the Society of Antiquaries was formally reconstituted, finally receiving a charter from George II in 1751.
The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland was founded in 1780, and had the management of a large national antiquarian museum in Edinburgh.
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