relic has definitions from the field of antiquity
[ noun ] (antiquity) antiquity that as survived from the distant past

Used in print

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Dr._H._V._Hilprecht , Professor of Assyrian at the University_of_Pennsylvania , dreamed that a Babylonian priest , associated with the king Kurigalzu , ( 1300 B.C. . ) escorted him to the treasure chamber of the temple of Bel , gave him six novel points of information about a certain broken relic , and corrected an error in its identification .

Some time later the missing part of the relic was found and the complete inscription , together with other new evidence , fully corroborated the ancient priest 's information .

[ noun ] something of sentimental value