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We must collate and combine; ever the spade in one hand, the book in the other. -- John Kemble, The Archaeological Journal (1855)

Introduction to Victorian Archaeology

  • Introduction
  • Excavators, Artifacts, Politics
  • Beyond Heroic Narratives and Splendid
            Artifacts
  • Archaeology in Victorian Popular Culture
            and Visual Art
  • Archaeology as a Discipline
  • Bibliography
  • Leading British Figures and Foreign Archeologists Who Made Presentations in the U.K.

  • Samuel Birch (1813-1885)
  • Joseph Bonomi (1796-1878)
  • E.A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934)
  • James Burton (1786-1862)
  • Alexander Cunningham (1814-1893)
  • Maud Cunnington (1869-1951)
  • Amelia Edwards (1831-1892)
  • •••Howard Carter (1874-1939)
  • Nathan Davis (1812-1882)
  • Arthur Evans (1851-1941)
  • Sir John Evans (1823-1908)
  • Jane Harrison (1850-1928)
  • John Mitchell Kemble (1807-1857)
  • Austen Henry Layard (1815-1894)/li>
  • •••Margaret Murray (1863–1963)
  • John Marshall (1876-1958)
  • Sir Charles Newton (bap. 1816-1894)
  • Thomas Joseph Pettigrew (1791-1865)
  • Flinders Petrie (1853-1942)
  • Hormuzd Rassam (1826-1910)
  • Henry Rawlinson (1810-1895)
  • R. Grove Rowe
  • Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890)
  • Charles Roach Smith (1807-1890)
  • George Smith (1840-1876)
  • •••Eugénie Sellers Strong (1860-1943)
  • Thomas Wright (1810-1877)
  • Other People Active in Archeology
  • Archaeology in Victorian Literature and Popular Culture

  • Archaeology in the Victorian Popular Press
  • William Simpson’s Drawings of Greece for The Illustrated London News
  • Oscar Wilde’s “The Sphinx” and Victorian Egyptomania
  • •••Mummies in Victorian Popular Culture
  • The Egyptian Court at the Sydenham Crystal Palace (1854)
  • •••Antiquity in the Novels of H. Rider Haggard
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton's The Last Days of Pompeii
  • Archaeology in Victorian Visual Art

  • Victorianized Romans: Images of Rome in Victorian Painting
  • The Elgin Marbles, Polychromy, and Ancient Greek Art as an Aesthetic Ideal
  • An Egyptian Girl with a Sistrum (1886) by Longsden Long (1829-1891)
  • Paintings of Egypt and the Holy Land by David Roberts
  • Drawing of Boreas and Oreithyia (1865) by (Ann) Mary Newton
  • Paintings of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome by Laurence Alma-Tadema
  • Paintings of the classical world by John Collier
  • Painting of the classical world by Lord Leighton
  • Feeding the Sacred Ibis in the Halls of Karnac
  • Lady Dufferin's comic take on Egyptian antiquities
  • Christiana Herringham and the Ajanta Frescoes
  • Related Material

  • Sites, Excavations, Artifacts
  • Victorian Institutions Associated with Archaeology
  • Victorian Egyptomania
  • The Zodiac at Dendera and the debate over the age of the earth
  • Lady Layard's Jewelry
  • Victorian Jewelry in the Egyptian Style
  • Reviews

  • Real Talk Re: Tut: A Review of David Gange's Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion, 1822-1922 (2013)
  • Review of "Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity" at Leighton House Museum, 2017

  • Last modified 15 August 2021