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Background imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations Collection: Excavations of an ancient cemetery at Helmingham, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Excavations of an ancient cemetery at Helmingham, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Excavations of an ancient cemetery at Helmingham, Suffolk, 1864....the present Rector, [Rev. George Cardew] fancying he could perceive everywhere traces of very early occupation

Background imageExcavations Collection: Recent discoveries in the buried city of Pompeii: general view of the excavations, 1864

Recent discoveries in the buried city of Pompeii: general view of the excavations, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Recent discoveries in the buried city of Pompeii: general view of the excavations, 1864. Engraving from a photograph...placed at our disposal by the Rev

Background imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations Collection: Tank in New York Court House excavation, 1 Mar 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Tank in New York Court House excavation, 1 Mar 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Tank in New York Court House excavation, 1 Mar 1918 (date created or published later). The British tank Britannia which served on the Flanders front in World War I

Background imageExcavations Collection: Yuryuzan Bridge with excavation, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

Yuryuzan Bridge with excavation, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Yuryuzan Bridge with excavation, 1910

Background imageExcavations Collection: Sado Province, The Goldmines, 1853. Creator: Ando Hiroshige

Sado Province, The Goldmines, 1853. Creator: Ando Hiroshige
Sado Province, The Goldmines, 1853

Background imageExcavations Collection: Contre des villes Ouvertes; Les fouilles, pour retrouver la projectile, 1916. Creator: Unknown

Contre des villes Ouvertes; Les fouilles, pour retrouver la projectile, 1916. Creator: Unknown
Contre des villes Ouvertes; Les fouilles, pour retrouver la projectile, 1916. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 1" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageExcavations Collection: Louis Philippe Albert d'Orleans, at an excavation in Egypt, 1860. Creator: Willem de Famars Testas

Louis Philippe Albert d'Orleans, at an excavation in Egypt, 1860. Creator: Willem de Famars Testas
Louis Philippe Albert d'Orleans, at an excavation in Egypt, 1860. French aristocrat with Egyptian boy

Background imageExcavations Collection: The Baths of Caracalla and Three Capitals from the Villa Mattei in Rome, c.1809-c.1812

The Baths of Caracalla and Three Capitals from the Villa Mattei in Rome, c.1809-c.1812. Creator: Josephus Augustus Knip
The Baths of Caracalla and Three Capitals from the Villa Mattei in Rome, c.1809-c.1812. Knip originally drew his spectacular panorama of the Baths of Caracalla

Background imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations Collection: Front elevation of house at Brahmunabad, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Front elevation of house at Brahmunabad, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Front elevation of house at Brahmunabad, 1857. Ancient city in what is now Pakistan, excavated at his own expense by Mr. A. F

Background imageExcavations Collection: Ground plan of one of the houses excavated at Brahmunabad, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Ground plan of one of the houses excavated at Brahmunabad, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Ground plan of one of the houses excavated at Brahmunabad, 1857. Ancient city in what is now Pakistan, excavated at his own expense by Mr. A. F

Background imageExcavations Collection: Sand Excavation, 1839. Creator: Johannes Tavenraat

Sand Excavation, 1839. Creator: Johannes Tavenraat
Sand Excavation, 1839

Background imageExcavations Collection: Excavating for new reservoir at Slater, Mo. 1901 Oct 10. Creator: Unknown

Excavating for new reservoir at Slater, Mo. 1901 Oct 10. Creator: Unknown
Excavating for new reservoir at Slater, Mo. 1901 Oct 10

Background imageExcavations Collection: Famous Cucaracha slide, Panama Canal, c.between 1910 and 1914. Creator: Unknown

Famous Cucaracha slide, Panama Canal, c.between 1910 and 1914. Creator: Unknown
Famous Cucaracha slide, Panama Canal, c.between 1910 and 1914

Background imageExcavations Collection: Persecution Portal, Ephesus, c.1820. Creator: Unknown

Persecution Portal, Ephesus, c.1820. Creator: Unknown
Persecution Portal, Ephesus, c.1820

Background imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations Collection: The Great Sphinx as now cleared from the encumbering sand, 1886. Creator: Unknown

The Great Sphinx as now cleared from the encumbering sand, 1886. Creator: Unknown
The Great Sphinx as now cleared from the encumbering sand, 1886. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33. January to June, 1886"

Background imageExcavations Collection: Another recently discovered Statue of Ramses II at Luxor, 1886. Creator: Unknown

Another recently discovered Statue of Ramses II at Luxor, 1886. Creator: Unknown
Another recently discovered Statue of Ramses II at Luxor, 1886. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33. January to June, 1886"

Background imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations Collection: Recent Excavations at Pompeii, Italy - The Street of Tombs, 1886. Creator: Unknown

Recent Excavations at Pompeii, Italy - The Street of Tombs, 1886. Creator: Unknown
Recent Excavations at Pompeii, Italy - The Street of Tombs, 1886. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33. January to June, 1886"

Background imageExcavations Collection: Vale leading to Inkerman, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Vale leading to Inkerman, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Vale leading to Inkerman, 1854. Crimean War, ruins at Kalamita. Here is truly a city of caverns, for the white rocks that look over the bay of Aktiar (which, translated, signifies White Rocks)

Background imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations Collection: General view of Paris, taken from Chaillot hill, current 16th and 7th arrondissements, 1818

General view of Paris, taken from Chaillot hill, current 16th and 7th arrondissements, 1818. Creator: Seyfert
General view of Paris, taken from Chaillot hill, current 16th and 7th arrondissements, 1818

Background imageExcavations Collection: Arenes de Lutece (panorama), 5th arrondissement, Paris, 1870. Creator: Pierre Emonds

Arenes de Lutece (panorama), 5th arrondissement, Paris, 1870. Creator: Pierre Emonds
Arenes de Lutece (panorama), 5th arrondissement, Paris, 1870

Background imageExcavations Collection: Excavation near Citta Vecchia, in the Island of Malta, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Excavation near Citta Vecchia, in the Island of Malta, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Excavation near Citta Vecchia, in the Island of Malta, 1850. Archaeological site containing a temple. The cave is hewn out in the solid rock...The cavity consists of three large compartments

Background imageExcavations Collection: The Prince of Wales Visit to Egypt: the Sphinx at Djizeh and the recent excavations around

The Prince of Wales Visit to Egypt: the Sphinx at Djizeh and the recent excavations around... 1862 Creator: Unknown
The Prince of Wales Visit to Egypt: the Sphinx at Djizeh and the recent excavations around it - from a drawing by Frank Dillon, 1862. The future King Edward VII in Africa

Background imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations Collection: Washing gold in trays, 1904-1917. Creator: Unknown

Washing gold in trays, 1904-1917. Creator: Unknown
Washing gold in trays, 1904-1917. National Library of Russia

Background imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations Collection: The Ancient Sphinx and Recent Excavations, Giza, Egypt, c1930s. Creator: Unknown

The Ancient Sphinx and Recent Excavations, Giza, Egypt, c1930s. Creator: Unknown
The Ancient Sphinx and Recent Excavations, Giza, Egypt, c1930s. Limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, with the body of a lion and the head of a human

Background imageExcavations Collection: Seat found in the Dionysiac Theatre, Athens, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Seat found in the Dionysiac Theatre, Athens, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Seat found in the Dionysiac Theatre, Athens, 1862. Engraving from a sketch by Mr. A. Bingham Wright, of one of two seats, ...which appear by the inscriptions on them to have belonged

Background imageExcavations Collection: Seat found in the Dionysiac Theatre, Athens, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Seat found in the Dionysiac Theatre, Athens, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Seat found in the Dionysiac Theatre, Athens, 1862. Engraving from a sketch by Mr. A. Bingham Wright, of one of two seats, ...which appear by the inscriptions on them to have belonged

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

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

Background imageExcavations Collection: Steam Shovel at Work in Culebra Cut, 1912. Creator: Joseph Pennell

Steam Shovel at Work in Culebra Cut, 1912. Creator: Joseph Pennell
Steam Shovel at Work in Culebra Cut, 1912

Background imageExcavations Collection: Steam Shovel in the Cut at Bas Obispo, 1912. Creator: Joseph Pennell

Steam Shovel in the Cut at Bas Obispo, 1912. Creator: Joseph Pennell
Steam Shovel in the Cut at Bas Obispo, 1912

Background imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations 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 imageExcavations 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



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