|Covid-19|English archeologist A. H. Layard begins excavations of Nineveh.
John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood explore the Maya ruins of Copan.
January 4 - Carl Humann, German archaeologist (d. 1896)
July 12 - Jean Baptiste Holzmayer, German archaeologist (d. 1890)
Juan Galindo, Irish-born Central American soldier, governor and explorer, in military action (b. 1802)
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