1760s in archaeology by pc10201

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The decade of the 1760s in archaeology involved some significant
                                                                                      Table of years in archaeology
events.
                                                                                  … · 1750 · 1751 · 1752 · 1753 · 1754 · 1755 · 1756 ·
                                                                                   1757 · 1758 · 1759 · 1760 · 1761 · 1762 · 1763 ·
    Contents                                                                      1764 · 1765 · 1766 · 1767 · 1768 · 1769 · 1770 · … ·
 1 Explorations                                                                             Related time period or subjects
 2 Excavations                                                                  … · 1757 · 1758 · 1759 · 1760 · 1761 · 1762 · 1763 · … ·
 3 Finds                                                                     … · 1730s · 1740s · 1750s · 1760s · 1770s · 1780s · 1790s · … ·
                                                                                    … · 17th century · 18th century · 19th century · … ·
 4 Publications
                                                                                Art Archaeology Architecture Literature Music Science more
 5 Other events
                                                                                   In Template:Year nav topic: extra parameters: science
 6 Births
 7 Deaths


Explorations
   1764: First systematic mapping of the Antonine Wall by William Roy.

Excavations
   Formal excavations continue at Pompeii.

Finds
   1761 - 1767: Carsten Niebuhr transcribes the cuneiform inscriptions at Persepolis.
   1765, Nathaniel Davison discovers a stress-relieving chamber (Davison's chamber) above the Kings chamber in the Great
   Pyramid of Giza.

Publications
   1762: James Stuart and Nicholas Revett's Antiquities of Athens.
   1764: Robert Adam's Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia.

Other events

Births
   1760: Karl Böttiger, German archaeologist (died 1835).
   1763: November 19 - Karl Ludwig Fernow (died 1808).
   1766: June 13 - Jean-Frédéric Waldeck (died 1875).
   1769: March 23 - William Smith (geologist)
   1769: August 23 - Georges Cuvier, naturalist, zoologist, paleontologist
   1769: September 14 - Alexander von Humboldt, explorer, writer

Deaths
   1765: March 3 - William Stukeley, antiquarian (born 1689)

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