- ca. June - The ship Napried, carrying approximately 5,000 of the antiquities collected by Luigi Palma di Cesnola on Cyprus bound for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is lost in the Mediterranean Sea.
- December 3 - George Smith presents the first translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh to a meeting of the Society of Biblical Archaeology in London.
- William Copeland Borlase - Nænia Cornubiæ: a descriptive essay, illustrative of the sepulchres and funereal customs of the early inhabitants of the county of Cornwall.
- John Evans - The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain.
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