Page 70 – All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his. Look Inside Nineveh and its Remains. I want this title to be available as an eBook Author: Austen Henry Layard. Date Published: October ; availability. Cambridge Core – Middle East Studies – Nineveh and its Remains – by Austen Henry Layard.

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Apart from the archaeological value ninevdh his work in identifying Kuyunjik as the site of Ninevehand in providing a great mass of materials for scholars to work upon, these two books of Layard were among the best written books of travel in the English language. Wikiquote has quotations related to: After wandering for many months, chiefly in Persia, with Bakhtiari people and having abandoned his intention of proceeding to Ceylon, he returned in to Constantinoplewhere he made the acquaintance of Sir Stratford Canningthe British Ambassador, who employed him in various unofficial diplomatic missions in European Turkey.

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After spending a few months in England, and receiving the degree of D. Edgar Leopold Layard the ornithologist was his brother. His record of this expedition, Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon[2] which was illustrated by another folio volume, called A Second Series of the Monuments of Ninevehwas published in An abbreviation of this work, which as a book of travel is even more delightful than its predecessors, was published inshortly after the author’s death, with a brief introductory notice by Lord Aberdare.


Their marriage was happy but childless. Page – I am Raphael, one of the seven holy angels, which present the prayers of the saints, and which go in and out before the glory of the Holy One. Botta had discovered an Assyrian edifice, the first, probably, which had been exposed to the view of man since the fall of the Assyrian Empire.

Nineveh and Its Remains

In the 19th cent. During these expeditions, often in circumstances of great difficulty, Layard despatched to England the splendid specimens which now form the greater part of the collection of Assyrian antiquities in the British Museum. Layard was born in Paris, Franceto a family of Huguenot descent.

From Drawings Made on the Spot On this subject he was a disciple of his friend Giovanni Morelliwhose views he embodied in his revision of Franz Kugler ‘s Handbook of Painting, Italian Schools Here is the gold, sure enough, and please God, we shall find it all in a few days. Inencouraged and assisted by Canning, Layard left Constantinople to make those explorations among the ruins of Assyria with which layadr name is chiefly associated.

Page 12 – However, it was evident that the monument appertained to a very ancient and very civilised people, and it was natural from its position to refer it to the inhabitants of Nineveh, a city which, although it could not have occupied a site so distant from the Tigris, must have been in the vicinity of the place. He is credited with discovering the Library of Ashurbanipal during this period. Page 70 – Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.

He was present in the Crimea during the warand was a member of the committee appointed to inquire lzyard the conduct of the expedition. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Austen Henry Layard. Page 68 – I used to contemplate for hours these mysterious emblems, and muse over their intent and history.


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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. To illustrate the antiquities described in this work he published a large folio volume of The Monuments of Nineveh.

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Two wings sprang from the back, and in either hand was the square vessel and fir-cone. Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs — The Lord Stanley of Alderley. Layard retired to Venice. Much of Layard’s boyhood was spent in Italy, where he received part of his schooling, and itd a taste for the fine arts and a love of travel; but he was at school also in England, France and Switzerland.

He unsuccessfully contested York inbut was elected for Southwark inand from to was Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the successive administrations of Lord Palmerston and Lord John Russell. First Commissioner of Works — British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire — Page – Sabacans, is an abomination ; and never to be worn in xnd, or to be used in their houses. Retrieved from ” https: Layar other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. Nineveh and Its RemainsVolume 1. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church.