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.
- 1764: French scholar Jean-Jacques Barthélemy deciphers the Phoenician language using the inscriptions on the Cippi of Melqart from Malta.
- 1760: January 6 - Richard Polwhele, Cornish antiquarian (died 1838)
- 1760: June 8 - Karl Böttiger, German archaeologist (died 1835)
- 1763: Samuel Lysons, English antiquarian (died 1819)
- 1763: November 19 - Karl Ludwig Fernow, German art critic and archaeologist (died 1808)
- 1766: March 16? - Jean-Frédéric Waldeck, French antiquarian, cartographer, artist and explorer (died 1875)
- 1769: March 23 - William Smith, English geologist (died 1875)
- 1769: August 23 - Georges Cuvier, French naturalist, zoologist and paleontologist (died 1832)
- 1769: September 14 - Alexander von Humboldt, Prussian explorer and writer (died 1859)
- 1765: March 3 - William Stukeley, English antiquarian (born 1689)
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