Quote by Francis Bacon
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
This quote suggests that antiquities are fragments or remnants of history that have managed to endure and survive through the passage of time. It implies that these artifacts, whether they be archaeological discoveries or cultural relics, are the few tangible glimpses into the past that have withstood the destructive forces of history. The term "shipwreck of time" alludes to the idea that much of history has been lost or destroyed, making these remaining artifacts all the more valuable for their ability to bridge the gap between the present and the obscured past.