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1730s in archaeology

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1730s in archaeology

The decade of the 1730s in archaeology involved some significant events.

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Excavations

  • Formal excavations continue at Pompeii.
  • Finds

  • 1738: Herculaneum is rediscovered, buried in volcanic ash near Pompeii.
  • Publications

  • 1732: John Horsley - Britannia Romana (posthumous).
  • 1735: Prospero Alpini - Historiæ Ægypti Naturalis (posthumous).
  • 1736: Francis Drake - Eboracum (Roman York)
  • Other events

  • 1731: December 8 - Antiquarian John Freeman buries a 'time capsule' in the grounds of his house at Fawley Court in England.
  • 1734: November 12 - Nicholas Mahudel reads a paper to the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres on Three Successive Ages of Stone, Bronze, and Iron, introducing the concept of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.
  • Births

  • 1730: September 16 - William Hamilton, Scottish diplomat, antiquarian, archaeologist and volcanologist (died 1803)
  • 1732: Luigi Lanzi, Italian archaeologist (died 1810)
  • 1735: August 8 - Jérémie Jacques Oberlin, Alsatian archaeologist (died 1806)
  • Deaths

  • 1732: January 12 - John Horsley, British archaeologist (born c.1685)
  • References

    1730s in archaeology Wikipedia


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