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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Head of Sweida Archaeological Department Nashaat Kiwan told SANA that some little clay fragments and a clay lamp which dates back to the end of Hellenistic era, as well as a coin, were discovered during the excavations.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 6 August 2017: A recently released video on Saturday has shed light on Hepes Temple located in New Valley governorate that dates back to Persian age El-Sawy on ON Live channel's morning show this Friday.
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.
He added that Al Khashabah site dates back to the third millennium BC.
by ONA Al Khashabah site dates back to the third millennium BC.
David, who is an artist and whose work is displayed throughout the house, said: "We understand that the original home on this site dates back to 1540 but the actual house as we know it dates back to 1895 when it was substantially improved after falling into disrepair.
The cottage dates back to 1820 and was originally used as the living quarters to the pub next door, which has long since been closed.