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1820 in archaeology

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1820 in archaeology

The year 1820 in archaeology involved some significant events.

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Excavations

  • First excavations of the Gallo-Roman site at Grand, Vosges.
  • Publications

  • Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries Within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs, and Excavations in Egypt and Nubia by Giovanni Battista Belzoni.
  • First volume of the American Antiquarian Society's Transactions. Includes map and descriptions of Mound Builders remains in Ohio by Caleb Atwater.
  • Finds

  • April 8 - Venus de Milo (Aphrodite of Milos, c.150 BC-125 BC) is discovered on the island of Milos by a peasant named Yorgos Kentrotas.
  • Statue of Ramesses II is discovered at the Great Temple of Ptah of Mit-Rahina near Memphis, Egypt by Giovanni Battista Caviglia.
  • Births

  • Canon William Greenwell, 23rd March 1820 (died 1918). English archaeologist notable for his Grimes Graves excavations.
  • References

    1820 in archaeology Wikipedia


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