History of Archaeology

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    G Belzoni

    G Belzoni has contributed to archaeology by being the first Western Mummy excavator in Egypt. He was widely known for excavating Egyptian antiques.
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    H Schliemann

    Heinrich Scliemann was a German archaelogist who excavated areas of Troy, along with the Mycenaean sites Mycenae and Tiryns.
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    G Fiorelli

    Guiseppe Fiorelli, who is of Italian descent, was an archaeologist whose excavation Pompeii preserved much of the ancient city as possible, which was complete by 1948. He has contributed significantly to modern archaelogical methods such as observation and recording.
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    Sir Arthur Evans

    Sir Arthur Evans is of a British archaeologist who is known for his contribution to restoring the Throne Room of the Palace of Knossos. His excavation conducted at the start of 1900 to the near end of 1903 where his visual interpretation of the Throne Room is an impression of what the Palace, in its original form, may have looked like.
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    F Petrie

    Flinders Petrie is an English Egyptologist where he has excavated many of most significant arcaelogical sites in Egypt. Examples of these significant sites are Naukratis, Tanis, Abydos and Amarna
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    C Blegen

    Carl Blegen was an American archaeologist, who was famous for his work on the site of Pylos in modern day Greece and Troy in modern day Turkey.
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    M Wheeler

    Mortimer Wheeler was a widely known British archaeologist who has performed excavations around Britain, such as the Roman Verulamium. Some excavation methods such as the grid system have been one of siginificant methods that have been utilised by other archaeologists.
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    S Marinatos

    Spyridon Marinatos is a Greek archaeologist who is notably known for his discovery of an ancient port city of the island of Thera. He is also known for discoveries such as the site of the Battle of Thermopylae (480 bc) and the burial ground associated with the Battle of Marathon (490 bc).
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    K Kenyon

    Kathleen Kenyon, who is of English descent, is an archaeologist who is prominently known for her excavations at Jericho between 1952 to 1958.
  • G Bass

    George Bass is an American archaeologist, who is recognised as one of the early practitioners of underwater archaeology. He has conducted underwater excavations where he has discovered ancient shipwrecks. Some of these discoveries include Cape Gelidonya (1960). After his first discovery, he continued to excavate shipwrecks of the Bronze and Classical Age and the Byzantine.
  • Zahi Hawass

    Zahi Hawass is an Egyptian archaeologist who has worked in archaeological sites in the Nile Delta, the Western Desert, and the Upper Nile Valley.
  • N Reeves

    Nicholas Reeves is an English archaeologist who worked in the field as Director of the Amarna Royal Tombs Project in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, who undertook excavation with an intertational team between '98 to '02 to search evidence for the missing burials of the women of Akhenaten's court.
  • Mark Lehner

    He is an American archaeologist who has spent 30 years (and over) of experience excavating in Egypt. Alongside him is an internatiional team excavating and mapping the ancient city of the builders of the Giza pyramid complex, which dates to the fourth dynasty of Egypt. He discovered that Pyramid G1-a, one of the subsidiary pyramids of the Great Pyramid, belonged to Hetepheres I