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Nineveh and its Remains

Nineveh and its Remains
With an Account of a Visit to the Chaldacan Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or Devil-Worshippers
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108065122

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About the Authors
  • Before abandoning archaeology for politics, Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817–94) carried out major excavations in Mesopotamia between 1845 and 1851, uncovering important evidence of ancient Assyrian civilisation. Although he originally believed that Nimrud was Nineveh, he later confirmed that Kuyunjik was the location of the ancient city. First published in 1849, this two-volume work is a mixture of excavation report, ancient history, anthropology and travel writing. Layard's excitement at the extent and importance of the finds as soon as digging commenced is clearly conveyed, and he places Mesopotamian history in the context of the more familiar biblical and classical worlds. His Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon (1853) is also reissued in this series. Volume 1 covers the background to the excavations, the first discoveries, and the difficulties with Arab authorities and local workmen. Volume 2 follows the progress of the digs and covers the history, culture and customs of the ancient Assyrians.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108065122
    • length: 998 pages
    • dimensions: 220 x 140 x 60 mm
    • weight: 1.28kg
    • contains: 90 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Part I:
    1. First journey in Assyria
    2. Mohammed Pasha
    3. Return to Mosul
    4. Preparations for a journey to Al Hather
    5. Discovery of small objects
    6. Departure for the Tiyari mountains
    7. Asheetha
    8. Introduction of Christianity into Assyria
    9. Invitation to the feast of the Yezidis
    10. Excavations on a large scale undertaken by the British Museum. Volume 2:
    11. Death of Tahyar Pasha
    12. Excavations undertaken at Kalah Shergat
    13. System of irrigation adopted by the ancient Assyrians
    14. Excavations planned at Kouyunjik
    Part II:
    1. Materials for the history of Assyria
    2. Semitic origin of the Assyrians
    3. The arts among the Assyrians
    4. Costume of the Assyrian kings
    5. Military system of the Assyrians
    6. Private life of the Assyrians
    7. Religion of the Assyrians

  • Author

    Austen Henry Layard

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