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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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It dates back to the shadowy ages of tradition, and was the birthplace of gods renowned in Grecian mythology.
"It dates back to the new church, three years ago," answered Captain Jim.
Part of this venerable building dates back to the time of the first crusade, when Hugo de Capus built a fortalice in the centre of the estate, which had been granted to him by the Red King.
It dates back to the old stone age and subsequent times and poses another witness on inhabiting in the coast since prehistoric times.
This find has provided a rare glimpse of materials and techniques used in the local manufacture of such everyday crafts objects in prehistoric times." In addition, the museum also houses a Portuguese cannon, known as a falconet, which dates back to the 17th century, and was forged in an artillery foundry in 1643 in the Portuguese colony of Macao, by Manuel Tavares Bocarro, one of the most famed weapon smiths of that era.
The first was an administrative complex that dates back to the fifth dynasty and is considered the oldest archaeological discovery in Tell Edfu site.
The postage stamp shows Shilla that is a Korean stone lion that dates back to the 8th and 9th centuries.
The workshop dates back to the 4th Dynasty and was found near and viewing the Nile River in Aswan.
According to a private news channel , the Antiquities Ministry said on Thursday that the temple, which dates back to the reign of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, was found near the Siwa Oasis in the western desert.
Summary: Carbon-14 analysis of samples proved site dates back to 3100 BC
KP IT Board website under the download menu only offers IT Board Act 2011, while home department data also dates back to 2015.
"St Cuthbert's Church, which dates back to the 12th century, is close by and it's assumed that these finds are linked to its presence.
He pointed out that during the excavation, a building that dates back to the early Bronze Age and to the Um Al Nar period was discovered.
The story of archaeological excavations in Kuwait dates back to 1957, before the independence of Kuwait, when the British administrator, at the time, invited the Danish exploration mission in Failaka Island, which is located 20 km from Kuwait City.
The earliest reference to milling at Cheddleton dates back to 1253, and it is possible that the foundations of the South Mill date back to this period.