1790s in archaeology

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The decade of the 1790s in archaeology involved some significant events.


  • 1799: Napoleon in Egypt: French troops occupy Egyptian territory.




Other events[edit]

  • 1797: January 3 - Three of the stones making up Stonehenge fall due to heavy frosts.
  • 1798: December 10 - Some antiquities being shipped to England by Sir William Hamilton are lost in the wreck of HMS Colossus.




  1. ^ "Key objects of the collection". Bath: Roman Baths. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Royal Academy of Arts (2007). Making History: Antiquarians in Britain 1707-2007. London. p. 99. 
Preceded by
1780s in archaeology
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Succeeded by
1800 in archaeology