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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

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108016773

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  • 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 is an account of the excavations at Kouyunjik, and also describes a journey along the Khabur river in Syria, where Layard assesses the influence of Assyrian art on the region.

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    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108016773
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 127 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

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    Austen Henry Layard

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