Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon: with travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and Desert
Harper & Brothers 1871
In twenty-six exciting chapters, Austen Henry Layard chronicles his oftentimes hazardous travels throughout the Middle East and recounts the thrilling archeological findings made by his team at the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon. There, his team unearthed the remains of five palaces and several temples, filled with numerous artifacts that are still a large attraction at the British Museum’s collection of Assyrian antiquities. A vividly written page-turner, Layard’s travelogue is as valuable as the historical treasure he unearthed in the desert.
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- Title: Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon: with travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and Desert
- Author: Austen Henry Layard
- Publisher: Harper
- Publication Date: 1871
- Pages: 704
About Thomas Wright
Austen Henry Layard (1817–1894) was born in Paris, but he traveled often in his youth. He was educated in Italy, England, Switzerland, and France. After spending six years working for his uncle’s law firm, he left to travel and explore the Middle East. After his first successful excavations at Kuyunjik and Nimrud, Layard continued his archeological explorations at the ruins of Babylon and the mounds of southern Mesopotamia. (Many of the specimens that he found make up a large part of the British Museum’s collection of Assyrian antiquities.) Layard then returned to England, where he took up a life of politics, serving as under-secretary for foreign affairs and ambassador at Constantinople. Layard retired in Italy, where he continued to write about Italian art and penned the popular account of his earliest travels, Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia.