The Archaeology and Antiquities of John Izard Middleton and Edward Middleton
Middleton Place has a new limited-time-only exhibit running in the House Museum from now until September 30th, 2023, that reviews the Middleton family and the items they discovered through their many adventures and archaeology.
This is the first time many of these items have been displayed and available for guest viewing!
Both John Izard Middleton and his nephew Edward were interested in the ancient cities of the Mediterranean. Dubbed “America’s First Classical Archaeologist, John Izard roamed the hillsides of Italy and Greece, while his Edward roamed the globe as a member of the U.S. Navy. During their travels, they assembled a “collection of antiquities.”
John Izard Middleton: America’s First Classical Archaeologist. John Izard Middleton spent most of his adult life in Europe researching, recording, and collecting the glories of the ancient world. His desire to discover and appreciate the classical roots of Italy and other countries led to the establishment and development of the then-new profession of archaeology.
Edward Middleton: The Career Navy Man Who Sailed the Globe. Edward Middleton served in the United States Navy for 44 years, retiring as a Rear Admiral. He served in the Mediterranean, South America, Mexico and did tours in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
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