1875 in archaeology
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The year 1875 in archaeology involved some significant events.
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- Ernst Curtius begins excavations at Olympia, Greece which continue until 1881.
- Archaeological survey of Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra in Ajmer, British India, begins.
- William Collings Lukis -
- A Guide to the Principal Chambered Barrows and other Pre-historic Monuments in the Islands of the Morbihan, the communes of Locmariaker, Carnac, Plouharnel and Erdeven, and the peninsulas of Quiberon and Rhuis, Brittany.
- On the class of rude stone monuments which are commonly called in England cromlechs, and in France dolmens, and are here shown to have been the sepulchral chambers of once-existing mounds.
- October 21 - Sir Guy Francis Laking, English art historian, keeper of the London Museum (d. 1919)
- November 19 - Hiram Bingham III, American explorer of South America (d. 1933)
- April 30 - Jean-Frédéric Waldeck, French antiquarian, artist and explorer (b. 1766?)
- October 29 - John Gardiner Wilkinson, English traveller, writer and pioneer Egyptologist (b. 1797)