1750s in archaeology
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The decade of the 1750s in archaeology involved some significant events.
- 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. 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 leading to excavation of a great bath, afterwards called Lucas's Bath, when the eastern wall of the great Hall is opened.
- 1757: Rev. Bryan Faussett begins excavating Anglo-Saxon cemeteries in Kent, England (continues to 1773).
- Formal excavations continue at Pompeii.
- 1754: A hoard of about 207 Roman gold coins (and one silver coin) are discovered at Menzelen just outside Xanten on the lower Rhine.
- 1755: Several sepulchral inscriptions and figures, in bas-relief, are discovered at Bonn in Lower Germany.
- 1753: Robert Wood's The ruins of Palmyra; otherwise Tedmor in the desart published in English and French.
- 1755: Frederic Louis Norden's Voyage d'Egypte et de Nubie published posthumously in Copenhagen.
- 1757: Robert Wood's The ruins of Balbec, otherwise Heliopolis in Coelosyria published in English and French.
- 1754: date unknown - William Cunnington, pioneering English antiquarian and archaeologist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century (d. 1810).
- 1755: May 16 - Honoré Flaugergues, French astronomer and archaeologist (d. 1830 or 1835).
- 1758: December 9 - Richard Colt Hoare, English antiquarian and archaeologist of the early nineteenth century (d. 1838).
- "The Excavations of Roman Baths at Bath" (E-text), Charles E. Davis, 2004-10-02, Project Gutenberg, eBook #13582, webpage: G5828.
- Webster, Leslie (1986). "Anglo-Saxon England AD 400–1100". In Longworth, Ian; Cherry, John. Archaeology in Britain since 1945. London: British Museum. p. 121. ISBN 0-7141-2035-9.
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