Archaeological Discovery Timeline

1940
Discovery of the Lascaux Caves
1977
Fragments of facade sculptures excavated near Notre Dame Cathedral
1937
Rediscovery of Caracol
1926
During demolition work in intended to widen the streets and prepare for new development in the neighborhood, the temples of the Area Sacra di Largo Argentina and the site of Julius Caesar's assassination are discovered.
1799
Discovery of the Rosetta Stone
1813
J.L. Burckhardt discovers top frieze of main temple at Abu Simbel
24 Jul 1911
Hiram Bingham III discovers the ancient city of Machu Picchu in the jungles of Peru.