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.

Charles Thomas Newton


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.

Charles Thomas Newton


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.

Charles Thomas Newton