1740s in archaeology
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The decade of the 1740s in archaeology involved some significant events.
- 1748: Jeong Ji-hae, a Yangban and father of the Governor of Jinju, excavates six Goryeo Dynasty (AD 918-1392) tombs of individuals whom Jeong thought may have been his ancestors, and thus becomes the first archaeologist in Korea.
- 1747: The mummified remains known as "Amcotts Moor Woman", a bog body, was unearthed from a peat bog in Lincolnshire, England. 
- 1748: Pompeii rediscovered as the result of formal excavations by Spanish military engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre.
- 1744: First volume of Le Antichità di Ercolano, account of discoveries at Herculaneum.
- 1743: The Papenbroek Collection is bequeathed to Leiden University, comprising about 150 antiquities. It is put on public display and published in 1746, but poorly cared for until it gets an official curator, half a century later.
- Turner, R.C., and M Rhodes. "A Bog Body and its Shoes from Amcotts, Lincolnshire." The Antiquaries Journal 72 (1992): 1-13. Web. 13 Sept. 2011.
- Ozgenel, Lalo, A Tale of Two Cities: In Search of Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum, METU JFA 2008/1 (25:1), p1-25
- Hamy, M. E. T. (March–April 1906). "Matériaux pour servir à l'histoire de l'archéologie préhistorique". Revue archéologique. 4e série 7: 239–259.
- Halbertsma, R. B. (2003). Scholars, Travellers, and Trade: The Pioneer Years of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, 1818-1840. London: Routledge. p. 20. ISBN 0-415-27630-6.
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