2005 in archaeology
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The year 2005 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Survey of the site of the naval Battle of the Aegates begins.
- Mark P. Leone - The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital: Excavations in Annapolis.
- Adrienne Mayor - Fossil Legends of the First Americans.
- Reynolds, A. C., Betancourt, J. L., Quade, J., Patchett, P. J., Dean, J. S., and Stein, J. "87Sr/86Sr sourcing of ponderosa pine used in Anasazi Great House construction at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico." Journal of Archaeological Science 32 pp. 1061–1075.
- March - Discovery of KV63, the first tomb in the Valley of the Kings found since 1922.
- May - Statue of Nike at Tadmor.
- June - Archaeologists excavating the Templo Mayor site in Tenochtitlan (modern-day Mexico City) discover a rare child sacrifice to the Aztec war god Huitzilopochtli. The child's body was given a ceremonial burial in a seated position, probably around 1450 in a cornerstone-laying ceremony to mark the building a new portion of the temple (announced July 22).
- August - Alleged Palace of David site, remains of a large 10th to 9th century BC public building in East Jerusalem.
- Megiddo church, remains of a 3rd-century Christian church (one of the earliest known) near Tel Megiddo in northern Israel.
- A gold wreath from Thrace is found in Bulgaria.
- April 18 - The bodies of thirty British Royal Navy officers and sailors discovered in 2000 on Nelson's Island are buried in a naval ceremony in Alexandria, Egypt. Dating from the Battle of the Nile (1798) and another battle three years later, only one body, that of Commander James Russell, can be positively identified.
- April 20 - The first part of the Obelisk of Axum returned to Ethiopia. It was taken to Rome in 1937 on Mussolini's orders.
- July 15 - Anders Hagen, Norwegian archaeologist (b. 1921)
- November 21 - Aileen Fox, English archaeologist (b. 1907).
-  Archived March 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Golden treasure unearthed in Bulgaria". msnbc.com. 25 July 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
- "Obelisk returned to Ethiopia after 68 years". the Guardian. 20 April 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
- "Minnetale over dr. philos Anders Hagen". The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 December 2017.
- "Obituary: Aileen Fox". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 March 2017.