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Sir A. Henry Layard: Autobiography and Letters from His Childhood until His Appointment as H.M. Ambassador at Madrid, Vol. I
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Sir A. Henry Layard: Autobiography and Letters from His Childhood until His Appointment as H.M. Ambassador at Madrid, Vol. I

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John Murray 1903

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An adventurer at heart, Austen Henry Layard lived life to the fullest. In this two-part autobiography, he regales readers with the summation of his childhood and adolescence leading up to his early expeditions (which can be found in his two-volume Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia) and his later life in Constantinople. Layard goes into great detail, painting an vivid picture of his adventurous life.

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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.