Archaeological Sites Revealed by the Summer Heat

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Monuments of Nineveh – Austen Henry Layard Esq.

September 28th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink


These beautiful drawings come from “Monuments of Nineveh” by Austen Henry Layard which was published in 1849. I found them at the New York Public Library website. Layard was a fascinating figure who was a traveller, archaeologist, artist, art dealer and politician. In 1847 he discovered the remains (from what I can work out) of Nimrud, but thought it was Nineveh. He died in London in 1897.

Austen Henry Layard Esq.

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