1820 in archaeology
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The year 1820 in archaeology involved some significant events.
- Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries Within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs, and Excavations in Egypt and Nubia by Giovanni Battista Belzoni.
- First volume of the American Antiquarian Society's Transactions. Includes map and descriptions of Mound Builders remains in Ohio by Caleb Atwater.
- April 8 - Venus de Milo (Aphrodite of Milos, c.150 BC-125 BC) is discovered on the island of Milos by a peasant named Yorgos Kentrotas.
- Statue of Ramesses II is discovered at the Great Temple of Ptah of Mit-Rahina near Memphis, Egypt by Giovanni Battista Caviglia.
- March 23 - Canon William Greenwell, English archaeologist notable for his Grimes Graves excavations (died 1918).
- Sir Bernard Burke (1871). A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. Volume 1 (5th ed.). Harrison. p. 543.