- 1790s in archaeology
The decade of the 1790s in archaeology involved some significant events.
1799: Napoleonin Egypt: French troops occupy Egyptian territory.
1796: The Roman fort, vicus, bridge abutments and associated remains of Hadrian's Wallare excavated at Chesters, in England.
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1796: Fossilized dinosaurbones of a hand of Megalonyx Jeffersoniiare excavated.
1799: At the town of Rosetta("Rashid"), a harbor on the Mediterraneancoast of Egypt, French troops find the Rosetta Stone, inscribed with Greek/ demotic/ hieroglyphs (later translated, in 1822, by Frenchman Jean-François Champollion).
1797: James Hutton, a Scotsman who has been called "the Father of Geology," publishes theories describing the earth as destroying and renewing itself in a never-ending cycle.
1790: December 23- Jean-François Champollion(d. 1832)
1796: "date unknown" - John MacEnery, priest and early archaeologist(d. 1841)
1797: October 5- John Gardiner Wilkinson, English traveller, writer and pioneer Egyptologist (d. 1875)
1799: Karl Brullov, author of "Last Day of Pompeii" (d. 1852)
1795: "date unknown" - Jean-Jacques Barthélemy(b. 1716).
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