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The decade of the 1740s in archaeology involved some significant events.

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Explorations

Excavations

  • Formal excavations continue at Pompeii.
  • 1748: Mr. Jeong Ji-hae, a Yangban and father of the Governor of Jinju, excavates 6 Goryeo Dynasty (AD 918-1392) tombs of individuals whom Jeong thought may have been his ancestors, and thus becomes the first archaeologist in Korea.

Finds

Publications

Other events

  • 1743: The Papenbroek Collection is bequeathed to Leiden University. The bequest comprised about 150 antiquities. It was put on public display, but poorly taken care of until it would get an official curator, half a century later.<ref>Halbertsma, R. B. (2003). Scholars, Travellers, and Trade: The Pioneer Years of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, 1818-1840, Routledge, p. 20</ref>

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Deaths




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