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archaeology

noun [U] (US also archeology) uk   /ˌɑː.kiˈɒl.ə.dʒi/  us   /ˌɑːr.kiˈɑː.lə-/
C1 the study of the buildings, graves, tools, and other objects that belonged to people who lived in the past, in order to learn about their culture and society
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in Arabic عِلْم الآثار…
in Korean 고고학…
in Malaysian kaji purba…
in French archéologie…
in Turkish arkeoloji…
in Italian archeologia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 考古學…
in Russian археология…
in Polish archeologia…
in Vietnamese khảo cổ học…
in Spanish arqueología…
in Portuguese arqueologia…
in Thai โบราณคดี…
in German die Archäologie…
in Catalan arqueologia…
in Japanese 考古学…
in Indonesian ilmu purbakala, arkeologi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 考古学…
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