1750s in archaeology

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The decade of the 1750s in archaeology involved some significant events.

List of years in archaeology (table)
In science
1747
1748
1749
1750
1751
1752
1753

ExplorationsEdit

ExcavationsEdit

  • 1750s: Formal excavations continue at Pompeii and at Herculaneum including discovery of the Villa of the Papyri and Herculaneum papyri.
  • 1753: Botanist Vitaliano Donati is commissioned by King Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia to travel to Egypt and acquire items from its past. He returns with 300 pieces recovered from Karnak and Qift which become the nucleus of the Museo Egizio in Turin.
  • 1755: At Bath, England, when the Priory or Abbey house is demolished and the foundations are cleared, stone coffins, bones of various animals, and other things are found.[1] Upon digging further, hot mineral waters gush forth and interrupt the work: the old Roman sewer had been found, and the water is drained off. Foundations of regular buildings are traced[1] leading to excavation of a great bath, afterwards called Lucas's Bath, when the eastern wall of the great Hall is opened.[1]
  • 1757: Rev. Bryan Faussett begins excavating Anglo-Saxon cemeteries in Kent, England (continues to 1773).[2]

FindsEdit

PublicationsEdit

Other eventsEdit

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Davis, Charles E. 2004-10-02. The Excavations of Roman Baths at Bath (E-text). Project Gutenberg, eBook #13582. Webpage: G5828.
  2. ^ Webster, Leslie (1986). "Anglo-Saxon England AD 400–1100". In Longworth, Ian; Cherry, John (eds.). Archaeology in Britain since 1945. London: British Museum. p. 121. ISBN 0-7141-2035-9.
  3. ^ "Sir Richard Colt Hoare 1758–1838". tate.org. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei - Italian dramatist". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
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