I have read a sentence which says that a place is 'as ancient as the Earth', but I was wondering if I want to use a specific century in place of Earth, will that be acceptable, though both the versions sound weird! Not sure, kindly help..
'The artifacts are as ancient as the 9th century" or shall I stay with 'The artifacts are as old as the 9th century"?
edit 1: Maybe I can say it this way: The artifacts are as old as time; carbon dating says they date back to 9th Century
Here is an example I found on Internet: Glass industry is as old as 9th century