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Excavating Collection

Background imageExcavating Collection: Tring cutting, London & Birmingham Railway, 17 June 1837 (1839). Artist: John Cooke Bourne

Tring cutting, London & Birmingham Railway, 17 June 1837 (1839). Artist: John Cooke Bourne
Tring cutting, London & Birmingham Railway, 17 June 1837 (1839). Navvies excavating the cutting. Wheelbarrows are filled with spoil at the bottom

Background imageExcavating Collection: The works of the Metropolitan extension railway in Smithfield, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

The works of the Metropolitan extension railway in Smithfield, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
The works of the Metropolitan extension railway in Smithfield, [London], 1864. View from the bottom of Cow-cross and St. John-street towards the south-west

Background imageExcavating Collection: Nova Scotian Goldfields: horizontal formation of auriferous quartz at Laidlaw's Farm, 1862

Nova Scotian Goldfields: horizontal formation of auriferous quartz at Laidlaw's Farm, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Nova Scotian Goldfields: horizontal formation of auriferous quartz at Laidlaw's Farm, [Canada], 1862. Engraving of a photograph by Captain W. D. Tompson, of the 17th Regiment

Background imageExcavating Collection: Nova Scotian Goldfields: Laidlaw's Farm, near Halifax, 1862. Creator: Smyth

Nova Scotian Goldfields: Laidlaw's Farm, near Halifax, 1862. Creator: Smyth
Nova Scotian Goldfields: Laidlaw's Farm, near Halifax, [Canada], 1862. Engraving of a photograph by Captain W. D. Tompson, of the 17th Regiment

Background imageExcavating Collection: Progress of the Waterworks at Menilmontant for the supply of Paris, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Progress of the Waterworks at Menilmontant for the supply of Paris, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Progress of the Waterworks at Menilmontant for the supply of Paris, 1864. The problems of pollution of the River Seine, and of...water not being obtainable in the upper stories of Parisian houses

Background imageExcavating Collection: Scene of the Geological Discoveries at Swanage, Dorset - from a photograph by F. Briggs, 1857

Scene of the Geological Discoveries at Swanage, Dorset - from a photograph by F. Briggs, 1857. The excavations...are interesting as the scene of important geological discoveries [including] the jaws

Background imageExcavating Collection: Culebra Cut - View at Base of Gold Hill, Showing Basaltic Columns Developed By Steam Shovel, 1913

Culebra Cut - View at Base of Gold Hill, Showing Basaltic Columns Developed By Steam Shovel, 1913
Culebra Cut - View at Base of Gold Hill, Showing Basaltic Columns Developed By Steam Shovel, Cut in March 1913. Men working on the Panama Canal project

Background imageExcavating Collection: Panama Canal, 1904. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Panama Canal, 1904. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Panama Canal, 1904. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Panama Canal, 1904. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Panama Canal, 1904. Isthmian Canal - Looking North from Sta. K547 - Culebra. Dec. 20, 1904'. The Panama Canal project was one of the largest

Background imageExcavating Collection: Panama Canal, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Panama Canal, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Panama Canal, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Panama Canal, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Panama Canal, 1913. Railway lines with earthmoving equipment. The Panama Canal project was one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken

Background imageExcavating Collection: Panama Canal, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Panama Canal, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Panama Canal, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Panama Canal, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Panama Canal, 1913. The Panama Canal project was one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken

Background imageExcavating Collection: Discovery of a Colossal Statue of Ramses II near Aboukir, Egypt, 1886. Creator: Unknown

Discovery of a Colossal Statue of Ramses II near Aboukir, Egypt, 1886. Creator: Unknown
Discovery of a Colossal Statue of Ramses II near Aboukir, Egypt, 1886. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33. January to June, 1886"

Background imageExcavating Collection: Recently-discovered remains of the Alexandrian Library, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Recently-discovered remains of the Alexandrian Library, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Recently-discovered remains of the Alexandrian Library, 1854. Archaeological remains in the city of Alexandria, Egypt....a few months since

Background imageExcavating Collection: Lake Baikal, rock and excavation near the pier of Mysovaya station, 1904-1917. Creator: Unknown

Lake Baikal, rock and excavation near the pier of Mysovaya station, 1904-1917. Creator: Unknown
Lake Baikal, rock and excavation near the pier of Mysovaya station, 1904-1917. National Library of Russia

Background imageExcavating Collection: Olive Mount Cutting on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 1831, (1945). Creator

Olive Mount Cutting on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 1831, (1945). Creator
Olive Mount Cutting on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 1831, (1945). Steam locomotive in the 2-mile sandstone railway cutting which opened in 1830

Background imageExcavating Collection: Excavating within the log cofferdam during an early stage of construction, Douglas Dam, Tenn. 1942

Excavating within the log cofferdam during an early stage of construction, Douglas Dam, Tenn. 1942
Excavating within the log cofferdam during an early stage of construction, Douglas Dam, Tenn

Background imageExcavating Collection: U. S. Treasury before completion. Washington, D. C. ca. 1860. Creator: Unknown

U. S. Treasury before completion. Washington, D. C. ca. 1860. Creator: Unknown
U.S. Treasury before completion. Washington, D.C. ca. 1860

Background imageExcavating Collection: Excavation Pompeii, Italy, 1891. Creator: BW Kilburn

Excavation Pompeii, Italy, 1891. Creator: BW Kilburn
Excavation Pompeii, Italy, 1891. Albumen silver print, stereocard

Background imageExcavating Collection: Plate 31: view of the column of Trajan, shown with its pedestal dug out from the earth

Plate 31: view of the column of Trajan, shown with its pedestal dug out from the earth, surrounded by buildings at the base of the Quirinal Hill, Rome, from the series Ruins of the antiquity of Rome

Background imageExcavating Collection: Roman Wall, Bread-Street-Hill, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Roman Wall, Bread-Street-Hill, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Roman Wall, Bread-Street-Hill, 1844. Roman remains found in the City of London during the digging of sewers. Here we see...a portion of one of the more massive walls

Background imageExcavating Collection: The excavation in which the cists were found - the Mount and Priory ruins, 1845

The excavation in which the cists were found - the Mount and Priory ruins, 1845. 11th-century human remains were found in the ruins of the ancient Priory of Lewes in Sussex

Background imageExcavating Collection: Fleet-Street, deepening the sewer, 1845. Creator: Unknown

Fleet-Street, deepening the sewer, 1845. Creator: Unknown
Fleet-Street, deepening the sewer, 1845. Workers improving the underground waste system in London, with Temple Bar in the distance....the difficulty of keeping open the traffic

Background imageExcavating Collection: Excavations near the Sphinx, 1853. Creator: John Beasley Greene

Excavations near the Sphinx, 1853. Creator: John Beasley Greene
Excavations near the Sphinx, 1853

Background imageExcavating Collection: A Greathead Shield: Excavating a Tube Tunnel, 1930. Creator: Unknown

A Greathead Shield: Excavating a Tube Tunnel, 1930. Creator: Unknown
A Greathead Shield: Excavating a Tube Tunnel, 1930. From " The Wonder Book of Railways", edited by Harry Golding. [Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, London and Melbourne, 1930]

Background imageExcavating Collection: Roman Remains Found in Billingsgate, (c1872). Creator: Unknown

Roman Remains Found in Billingsgate, (c1872). Creator: Unknown
Roman Remains Found in Billingsgate, (c1872). A Roman house and baths were discovered at Billingsgate in the City of London in 1848, while the Coal Exchange was being built on the site

Background imageExcavating Collection: Clawing Out the Heart of a Mountain for a Colorado City Tunnel, c1935

Clawing Out the Heart of a Mountain for a Colorado City Tunnel, c1935. From Our Wonderful World, Volume II, edited by J.A. Hammerton. [The Amalgamated Press, Ltd. London]

Background imageExcavating Collection: View of the foundations being dug for the first arch of London Bridge, 1825

View of the foundations being dug for the first arch of London Bridge, 1825

Background imageExcavating Collection: Roman pavement disovered in Cannon Street, City of London, 1852

Roman pavement disovered in Cannon Street, City of London, 1852. From the Illustrated London News

Background imageExcavating Collection: View of Solfaterra, 1776

View of Solfaterra, 1776
View of Solfaterra, Plate XXV, from Campi Phlegraei: Observations on the Volcanoes of the Two Sicilies, by Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), published 1776 (hand coloured engraving). 1

Background imageExcavating Collection: Entrance of the Grotta of Pausilipo, 1776

Entrance of the Grotta of Pausilipo, 1776
Entrance of the Grotta of Pausilipo, Plate XVI, from Campi Phlegraei: Observations on the Volcanoes of the Two Sicilies, by Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), published 1776 (hand coloured engraving)

Background imageExcavating Collection: Section of a part of the cone of the Mountain of Somma, 1776

Section of a part of the cone of the Mountain of Somma, 1776
Section of a part of the cone of the Mountain of Somma, Plate XV, from Campi Phlegraei: Observations on the Volcanoes of the Two Sicilies, by Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803)

Background imageExcavating Collection: Representation of a thick Stratum of Lava, that ran into the sea from Mount Vesuvius in 1631, 1776

Representation of a thick Stratum of Lava, that ran into the sea from Mount Vesuvius in 1631, 1776
Representation of a thick Stratum of Lava, that ran into the sea from Mount Vesuvius in the Eruption of 1631, Plate VIII, from Campi Phlegraei: Observations on the Volcanoes of the Two Sicilies

Background imageExcavating Collection: Howard Carter, British archaeologist, in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, 1922. Artist

Howard Carter, British archaeologist, in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, 1922. Artist
Howard Carter, British archaeologist, in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, 1922. Carter (1873-1939) and a colleague beside a partially demolished wall of one of the tombs

Background imageExcavating Collection: Construction of the reservoir, Manvers Main Colliery, Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, 1955

Construction of the reservoir, Manvers Main Colliery, Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, 1955. A Priestman tracked crane at work during the construction of the reservoir at the colliery

Background imageExcavating Collection: Civil engineers at Silverwood Colliery, South Yorkshire, 1954. Artist: Michael Walters

Civil engineers at Silverwood Colliery, South Yorkshire, 1954. Artist: Michael Walters
Civil engineers at Silverwood Colliery, South Yorkshire, 1954. Civil engineers excavating a pit during the refurbishment of Silverwood Colliery in December of 1954

Background imageExcavating Collection: Replacing an old gas main, Commercial Street, London, 1906

Replacing an old gas main, Commercial Street, London, 1906
Replacing an old gas main, Commercial Street, Stepney, London, 1906. Works during tramway electrification: replacing an old 48-inch gas main with a new one at the junction of Whitechapel High Street

Background imageExcavating Collection: Excavating a low-relief carving of the Fish god Dagon, Nineveh, 1853. Artist: N Chevalier

Excavating a low-relief carving of the Fish god Dagon, Nineveh, 1853. Artist: N Chevalier
Excavating a low-relief carving of the Fish god Dagon, Nineveh, 1853. Between 1845 and 1851 British archaeologist Austen Henry Layard (1817-1894)

Background imageExcavating Collection: Excavating a tube railway, Great Northern and City Railway, London, c1903 (1903)

Excavating a tube railway, Great Northern and City Railway, London, c1903 (1903). Artist: Pearson & Son Ltd
Excavating a tube railway: at work in the shield, Great Northern and City Railway, London, c1903 (1903). The Great Northern & City Railway constructed underground tunnels to allow electrified trains

Background imageExcavating Collection: Howard Carter and a colleague excavating a tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, 1922

Howard Carter and a colleague excavating a tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, 1922. Artist: Harry Burton
Howard Carter and a colleague excavating a tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, 1922. Carter famously discovered the intact tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922

Background imageExcavating Collection: Excavating an avenue to the Temple of Karnak, Thebes, Egypt, 1905. Artist: Underwood & Underwood

Excavating an avenue to the Temple of Karnak, Thebes, Egypt, 1905. Artist: Underwood & Underwood
Excavating an avenue to the Temple of Karnak, Thebes, Egypt, 1905. This scene furnishes us another good example of the way in which the rubbish and debris of fallen houses collect before

Background imageExcavating Collection: Excavating and washing of sands at the bottom of a river, California, 19th century

Excavating and washing of sands at the bottom of a river, California, 19th century. A print from le Tour du Monde

Background imageExcavating Collection: The excavations of Antinopolis, Egypt, by Albert Gayet, 1904

The excavations of Antinopolis, Egypt, by Albert Gayet, 1904. Antinopolis (Antinoe) was a city on the bank of the Nile founded by the Roman Emperor Hadrian near the site where his deified lover

Background imageExcavating Collection: Pompeii, Italy, 1900

Pompeii, Italy, 1900. Archaeological dig at the ancient Roman site of Pompeii which was destroyed by a volcano eruption in 79 AD

Background imageExcavating Collection: Excavation leading to the remains of the Roman town of Herculaneum, Italy, 1815

Excavation leading to the remains of the Roman town of Herculaneum, Italy, 1815. Herculaneum was buried in the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, which also destroyed Pompeii

Background imageExcavating Collection: Tunneling shield used in the construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1842

Tunneling shield used in the construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1842
Tunneling shield used in the construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1825-1843. Men at work in the tunneling shield, patented in 1818 by the tunnels designer, Marc Isambard Brunel

Background imageExcavating Collection: Construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1825-1843

Construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1825-1843. Section of Marc Isambard Brunels tunnel showing men at work in the tunneling shield (right) while others take away spoil

Background imageExcavating Collection: Colchester Roman Site Excavation, St Mary Hospital Archaeological site, c20th century

Colchester Roman Site Excavation, St Mary Hospital Archaeological site, c20th century



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