Archives and Excavations : Essays on the History of Archaeological Excavations in Rome and Southern Italy from the Renaissance to the Nineteenth Century

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  • Copyright: 2004-12-01
  • Publisher: David Brown Book Co
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Archives and Excavations aims to stimulate a new approach to the history of excavation by drawing attention to a vast and important area of research that has been neglected for almost a century.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Renaissance and seventeenth century
Rescue archaeology in the Renaissancep. 13
Research in the Roman catacombs by the Louvain antiquarian Philips van Winghep. 23
Archaeologies, antiquaries and the memorie of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Romep. 33
Excavations, collectors and scholars in seventeenth-century Romep. 55
The eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
British excavations in the papal states during the eighteenth century : written and visual sourcesp. 91
A painter in search of a poet : Allan Ramsay and Horace's Villa, 1755-84p. 109
Charles Townley's collection of drawings and papers : a source for eighteenth-century excavations, the market and collectionsp. 125
How antique is antique? : the restoration of mosaics for the Vatican Museumsp. 135
Towns and tombs : three-dimensional documentation of archaeological sites in the kingdom of Naples in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuriesp. 143
The nineteenth century
Giacomo Boni's excavations in the Roman Forum as seen in the photographs of Thomas Ahsbyp. 165
'Excavations' in the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 1885-1904 : analysis of the pre-existing medieval remains under the Palazzo Le Royp. 187
Discoveries at the Scala Santa : the excavations of 1852-4p. 203
Records of the excavations of 1836 in the Sabine necropolis of Poggio Sommavilla and of the activities of Melchiade Fossatip. 221
The discovery of the Etruscans in the early nineteenth century : some archival documentsp. 255
Excavations in Etruria in the 1880s : the case of Veiip. 267
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