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A Second Series of the Monuments of Nineveh
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A Second Series of the Monuments of Nineveh


John Murray 1853

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In this second volume of Austin Henry Layard’s The Monuments of Nineveh, the author provides hand-drawn sketches of bas-relief art, sculptures, and Assyrian architecture found at the Nineveh archeological dig. Each piece is accompanied by a physcial description and insightful historical remarks provided by Layard.

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Key Features

  • Provides hand-drawn images from the archaeological site in Nineveh
  • Includes detailed descriptions of the items depicted

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About Austen Henry Layard

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.