Puneet Varma

1720s in archaeology

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1720s in archaeology

The decade of the 1720s in archaeology involved some significant events.



  • 1722: Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen arrives at Easter Island.
  • Excavations

  • Formal excavations continue at Pompeii.
  • Finds

  • 1727: Gilt bronze head from cult statue of Sulis Minerva from the Temple at Bath, England, found by workmen excavating a sewer.
  • Publications

  • 1723: Antoine de Jussieu publishes De l'Origine et des usages de la Pierre de Foudre on the origins of fossils, prehistoric stone tools and meteorites.
  • Births

  • 1721: Nicholas Revett (died 1804)
  • 1726: October 12 - Pierre Henri Larcher (died 1812)
  • 1729: 25 September - Christian Gottlob Heyne, German archaeologist (died 1812)
  • References

    1720s in archaeology Wikipedia

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