artifact artifact  /ˈɑr tə ˌfækt/


  • (n) a man-made object taken as a whole


  1. The event saw thousands of artifacts lost to international smuggling.
  2. In India, Cambodia and China, ruthless art thieves are stripping cultural sites of precious artifacts, then shifting them to smugglers and dealers who hawk them overseas.
  3. Even with the best of intentions, it may be difficult for museums to completely avoid the acquisition of ill-gotten artifacts.


  1. Steve Jobs’ NeXTCube on Display at Last Night’s NeXTEVNT

    Last night Dave Hamilton attended the NeXTEVNT fundraiser for San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum and found some interesting artifacts, amongst them Steve Job's NeXTCUBE from his desk at Pixar.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Mac Observer

  2. Kenny Explores the ‘Titanic’

    “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” is now open at the Great Lakes Science Center. The exhibit takes you back in time...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: FOX 8 Cleveland

  3. Primitive artifact show scheduled

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake will host the Primitive Artifacts Show at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center on Saturday June 15.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Hannibal Courier-Post


  1. "It is our urgent priority to reclaim every ancient artifact that was illegally exported to museums and collectors abroad," Karamanlis said.
    on Mar 29, 2007 By: Costas Karamanlis Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Bond says while many Americans believe "racial discrimination has become an ancient artifact," it's not true.
    on Jul 8, 2007 By: Julian Bond Source: KRIS-TV

  3. "We always find an artifact that is real, that people believe in, that archaeologists have looked for or already found and that has a supernatural aspect to it," George Lucas told journalists at Cannes.
    on May 18, 2008 By: George Lucas Source: AFP

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