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date back

To have originated at an earlier time. This phrase is often followed by "to" and then the corresponding time frame or historical figure. I know she thinks that this vase is some great antique, but I doubt it dates back more than 30 years. This vase dates back to the Victorian period. This vase dates back to Queen Victoria.
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date back (to someone or some time)

to have origins that extend back to the time of someone or something. This part of the palace dates back to Catherine the Great. This is old! It really must date back.
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He said the discoveries shed light on the oldest human settlements at the site which date back to the 6th millennium B.
Troubles with DIA date back to the airport's early 1990s constructions, which was plagued by delays and budget overages.
Its archeological levels date back to the Bronze and Iron Ages and the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods, Head of Idleb Antiquities Department, Nicola Kabbad, said.
Plans to convert the complex to senior housing date back to 1993, when the former owner received approval to build condominiums.
Its file name is MEDTDY and coverage will date back to February 1995.
The chamber, carved into the limestone ground, is centered between the shrine of Abu al-Laith al-Samarkandi which dates back to around 983 AD, Zawyet al-Silsleh Mosque and Bab al-Balad Mosque which date back to the Mamluk era, and Khan Salim Hamadi, an inn dating back to the late Ottoman era.
Partly for reasons of convenience, most tourists are drawn to four monuments on the western part of the Mainland (which despite its name is actually the largest of the Orkney Islands): Skara Brae; the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness, megalithic henge monuments that date back as many as 5,000 years; and Maes Howe, one of Europe's greatest chambered tombs.
The section includes a basalt sculpture for two structures of Human being, and two bulls carrying a plate, a statue of goddess Ishtar, in addition to the sculpture of the flying man which all date back to the first millennium BC.
Al-Aouda indicated that the clay lanterns are the most important archeological discoveries at Bosra Amphitheatre because they are one of the most ancient archeological findings in the city which date back to the Iron and the Hellenistic Ages.
Hasakah, north-east Syria, (SANA)-The archeological sites in Hemma region in al-Hasakah contain 6204 stone inscriptions date back to historical periods extending from the Middle Paleolithic era to the 19th century AD.
The expedition discovered a set of stone tools belonging to many pre-historic phases, especially the Paleolithic age, in addition to a number of pieces dating back to the Neolithic age, indicating that there is scarcity in the findings which date back to the Paleolithic era.
Raqqa, (SANA)-Raqqa ancient museum is perched on the Euphrates Valley, displaying its archeological findings that date back to the 5th millennium B.
The columns bear Greek inscriptions and date back to 150 AD.