1780s in archaeology

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The decade of the 1780s in archaeology involved some significant events.


Detail of a relief from a Mayan ruin at Palenque drawn by Ricardo Almendáriz at the time of its original excavation in 1787
  • 1786: Antonio Bernasconi and Colonel Antonio del Rio examine the ruins of Palenque, making the first map of the site and some crude excavations.




  • 1785: Engineer Diego Ruiz visits and publishes the first account of El Tajín.
  • 1789: Saggio di lingua Etrusca by Luigi Lanzi.

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  1. ^ Lanciani, Rodolfo Amedeo (1897). The Ruins and Excavations of Ancient Rome: a Companion Book for Students and Travelers. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin. pp. 321–7. 
  2. ^ "BANKES, William John (1786-1855), of Kingston Hall, Dorset". www.historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "James 'Athenian' Stuart, 1713-1788". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
Preceded by
1770s in archaeology
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Succeeded by
1790s in archaeology