Charles Thomas Newton Quotes

Sir Charles Thomas Newton KCB (16 September 1816 – 28 November 1894) was a British archaeologist. He was made KCB in 1887.

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Charles Thomas Newton


The subject-matter of Archaeology is threefold-the Oral, the Written and the Monumental.

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Wherever man has left the stamp of mind on brute-matter; whether we designate his work as structure, texture, or mixture, mechanical or chymical; whether the result be a house, a ship, a garment, a piece of glass, or a metallic implement, these memorials of economy and invention will always be worthy of the attention of the Archaeologist.

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Man's history has been graven on the rock of Egypt, stamped on the brick of Assyria, enshrined in the marble of the Parthenon-it rises before us a majestic presence in the piled up arches of the Coliseum-it lurks an unsuspected treasure amid the oblivious dust of archives and monasteries-it is embodied in all the looms of religions, of races, of families.

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