ancient monument


ancient monument
ancient monument noun
An old and historic building, etc scheduled for preservation, esp if in the care of the government
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ancient monument UK US noun [countable] [singular ancient monument plural ancient monuments]
a very old building, especially one that belongs to the state and is open to visitors
Thesaurus: monuments and memorialshyponym

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ancient monument [ancient monument] noun
(in Britain) a building or place officially protected by law from being damaged or destroyed. Stonehenge is an example of an ancient monument.
See also English Heritage, See also listed building

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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