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Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon

Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon
With Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert: Being the Result of a Second Expedition Undertaken for the Trustees of the British Museum
2 Volume Paperback Set


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  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108016766

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About the Authors
  • Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817–1894) was one of the leading British archaeologists of the nineteenth century. His excavations provided important evidence about ancient Mesopotamia, particularly about the Assyrian civilisation, and his books - part travel writing, part specialised archaeological studies - are beautifully evocative. First published in 1853, this two-volume study follows the earlier Nineveh and its Remains (1849). It describes Layard's second expedition to the Near East, in 1845, which led to the identification of Kouyunjik as the great Assyrian capital Nineveh. In this richly illustrated book, Layard focuses on the description and interpretation of ruins, as he tells of the discovery of the lost palace of the Assyrian king Sennacherib (eighth century BCE) in northern Iraq. Volume 1 covers the beginning of Layard's journey from Constantinople to Iraq, while Volume 2 focuses on Layard's discoveries in the ruins of Kouyunjik, and his search for the ruins of Babylon.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108016766
    • length: 768 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. The trustees of the British Museum resume excavations at Nineveh
    2. The Lake of Wan
    3. Reception by the Yezidis
    4. State of the excavations on my return to Mosul
    5. Renewal of excavations at Kouyunjik
    6. Discovery of grand entrance to the Palace of Kouyunjik
    7. Road opened for removal of Winged Lions
    8. Contents of newly-discovered chamber
    9. Visit to the Winged Lions by night
    10. Visit to Kalah Sherghat prevented
    11. Preparations for a journey to the Khabour
    12. Arban
    13. Residence at Arban
    14. Leave Arban
    15. Departure from the Khabour. Volume 2:
    16. Discoveries at Kouyunjik
    17. The summer
    18. Mehemet Pasha
    19. Leave Wan
    20. Discoveries at Kouyunjik during the summer
    21. Preparations for leaving Nineveh
    22. The Chiefs of Hillah
    23. State of the ruins of Babylon
    24. Ruins in Southern Mesopotamia
    25. Preparations for departure
    26. Results of the discoveries to chronology and history.

  • Author

    Austen Henry Layard

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