1876 in archaeology
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The year 1876 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- The "Mask of Agamemnon" found at Mycenae by Heinrich Schliemann. Later in the year Schliemann supposedly telegraphs a Greek newspaper "I have gazed on the face of Agamemnon".
- October - Excavations by John Clayton in Coventina's Well at Carrawburgh on Hadrian's Wall yield at least 13,400 Roman coins.
- Amelia Edwards - A Thousand Miles up the Nile.
- March 19 - John Marshall, English Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India (died 1958).
- May 5 - John Garstang, English archaeologist of the Near East (died 1956).