1815 in archaeology
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The year 1815 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- The Philae obelisk is discovered, bearing inscriptions in hieroglyphic and Greek including the royal names of Ptolemy IX and Cleopatra.
- A fragmentary palimpsest of the Ambrosian Library at Milan (from the 4th century) is discovered by Cardinal Mai, including documents about Roman orator/rhetorician and grammarian Marcus Cornelius Fronto.
- The Candi Sukuh temple is first discovered, in very poor condition, by Johnson, the resident of Surakarta during the period of government under Sir Stamford Raffles.
- Roman bath-house at Vinovia is discovered.