Punch,  11 (1846), 78.

The Archaeological Association



Proceedings, Spoof



    Reports on papers delivered to the 'Archaeological Association', an allusion to the Archaeological Institute, which had recently met in York. Describes a paper by Albert Way on an 'ignited lamp' found in the tomb of Constantius Chlorus but doubts Lasius's claim that the ancients dissolved gold into 'fat liquor' in order to provide a long-lasting lamp fuel. Proceedings include discussion of Mr Browne's discovery of a 'crack in the centre tower of York Minster', and John Phillips's observation that '6000 gallons of water weighed twenty tons'.

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