17 Best Archaeology Songs of All Time

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Puns. Music. Archaeology. All rolled into one. What more do you want?

We all like to sing a good tune on site, but listen carefully, because some of those songs are actually about archaeology. Yes they are.

1. Let’s start with this one by The Prodigy. They’re serious about getting some archaeology done.

2. Sir Mix-A-Lot was really into the Egyptians

3. Olivia Newton John, well, we know what she wants…

4. Elton John and Kiki Dee getting precious

5. Here’s one by Stealers Wheel for the good times

6. And who knew Billy Joel was into bog bodies?

7. Or that the Rolling Stones struggled with their Harris Matrices?

8. This one by Cyndi Lauper says something we all feel

9. Pink Floyd a bit blase about deciphering things

10. Survivor take it back to the Fertile Crescent

11. Madonna. Just Madonna singing about what she’s passionate about.

12. Freedom Williams. Yes he did.

13. Psy loves a bit of classical architecture

14. Lene Lovich at her wits end

15. Atomic Kitten just broke a Greek vase

16. Frank Sinatra’s well into carbon dating

17. And The Doors? They got specialist interests.

And because we just couldn’t stop ourselves… well, Depeche Mode say it best

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Written by Maiya Pina-Dacier

Head of Community at DigVentures, Maiya digs with a trowel in one hand, and a Twitter feed in the other. She reports on all our discoveries live from the trenches, and keeps our Site Hut full of the latest archaeology news. Got a story? Just drop her a line...

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