1760s in archaeology
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The decade of the 1760s in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Formal excavations continue at Pompeii.
- 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.
- 1762: James "Athenian" Stuart and Nicholas Revett's Antiquities of Athens.
- Robert Adam's Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia.
- [Johann Joachim Winckelmann]]'s Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums ("History of Ancient Art").
- 1764: French scholar Jean-Jacques Barthélemy deciphers the Phoenician language using the inscriptions on the Cippi of Melqart from Malta.
- 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
- 1765: March 3 - William Stukeley, antiquarian (born 1689)
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