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1780s in archaeology

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1780s in archaeology

The decade of the 1780s in archaeology involved some significant events.



  • 1786: Antonio Bernasconi and Colonel Antonio del Rio examine the ruins of Palenque, making the first map of the site and some crude excavations.
  • Excavations

  • Formal excavations continue at Pompeii.
  • Finds

  • 1780: Tomb of the Scipios rediscovered in Rome.
  • 1786: Gold thumb ring of Senicianus discovered near Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester) in England.
  • 1789: The Stony Stratford Hoard uncovered in England.
  • Xagħra Stone Circle first discovered in Malta.
  • Publications

  • 1785: Engineer Diego Ruiz visits and publishes the first account of El Tajín.
  • 1789: Saggio di lingua Etrusca by Luigi Lanzi.
  • Other events

  • 1780: The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is formed.
  • 1783: The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is incorporated.
  • Births

  • 1783: June 13 - Thomas Young, English Egyptologist.
  • 1784: July 25 - Richard William Howard Vyse, English soldier, anthropologist and Egyptologist.
  • 1785: November 24 - Philipp August Böckh, German classical scholar and antiquarian.
  • 1786: December 11 - William John Bankes, English Member of Parliament, explorer and Egyptologist.
  • 1787: March 28 - Claudius James Rich, English traveller and scholar.
  • 1788: September 10 - Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist.
  • 1788: December 29 - Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Danish archaeologist.
  • References

    1780s in archaeology Wikipedia

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