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Nineveh And Its Remains

Author : Sir Austen Henry Layard
ISBN : HARVARD:HN324W
Genre : Assyria
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Nineveh And Its Remains

Author : Austen Henry Layard
ISBN : PRNC:32101058862598
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Nineveh And Its Remains

Author : Austen Henry Layard
ISBN : 9781510720404
Genre : History
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In the middle of the nineteenth century, British archeologist Austen Henry Layard uncovered parts of several ancient Assyrian cities buried beneath the earth, including the capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, Nineveh. Nineveh was one of the greatest cities of its time and was an important religious center around 3000 BC. Commerce and religion thrived in the city, which was decorated with ornate stone carvings and reliefs and boasted well-defended walls and an aqueduct. However, the city was sacked in 612 BC, and its citizens were either deported or murdered. From that time forward, the city remained unoccupied, until Layard's excavation in the mid-1800s brought its treasures back into the world. Layard, in this stunningly honest account, describes his journeys around Asia Minor, traveling by caravans to remote places with unfamiliar cultures, religious practices, and customs. He recounts discovering the vast city in the land of Nimrod, and excavating Bas-reliefs, winged lions, tombs, and large stone wall carvings, all of which were a part of the British Museum's excavation and subsequent transfer to London. Inserted throughout descriptions of Layard's encounters with tribes and fascinating historical discoveries is a look at the introduction of Christianity to the region and the culture of the people who once roamed the brick-laid streets of one of the most famous cities in religious and secular history. This new edition of Layard's classic narrative is sure to make a stunning gift for any history or archeology buff.
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The Monuments Of Nineveh

Author : Austen Henry Layard
ISBN : 1593330685
Genre : Art
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This large handsome volume, carefully reproduced from the original edition of 1849-53 and bound in deluxe Verona cloth, contains 170 drawings made by Layard of sculptures, bas-reliefs, and other objects discovered by him among the ruins of Nineveh.
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Nineveh And Its Remains Vol 2 Of 2

Author : Austen Henry Layard
ISBN : 1330111346
Genre : History
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Excerpt from Nineveh and Its Remains, Vol. 2 of 2: With an Account of a Visit to the Chaldæan Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or Devil-Worshippers; And an Enquiry Into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians Procession of the Bull beneath the Mound of Nimroud.; The King. (N.W. Palace, Nimroud.); Plan 4. Upper Chambers on the West Side of the Mound. (Nimroud.); Enemy asking Quarter of Assyrian Horsemen. (S.W. Palace, Nimroud.); Part of a Bas-relief showing a Pulley, and a Warrior cutting a Bucket from the Rope.; Plan 5. Excavations in the South-east Corner of the Mound. (Nimroud); Sitting Figure in Basalt, from Kahah Sherghat.; Warriors hunting the Lion. (N.W. Palace, Nimroud.); Plan of excavated Ruins at Kouyunjik.; The King in his Chariot returning from Battle. (Kouyunjik.); Wedge or Arrow-head on an Altar. (From a Stone in the Bibliotheque Nationale at Paris.); Scribes writing down the Number of Heads of the Slain, and the Amount of the Spoil. (Kouyunjik.); Figures, and Cartouche with Hieroglyphics, on an Ivory Panel from the N. W.Palace, Nimroud.; The Egyptian Goddess Ken (from a Tablet in the British Museum); and Assyrian Deity,? the Astarte of the Assyrians and the Ken of the Egyptians (from a Hock Tablet at Malthaiyah, near Mosul).; Forms of Pottery found in the Tombs above the Ruins at Nimroud.; A House. (Kouyunjik.) The Interior of a Tent. (Kouyunjik.); A Temple, or Fishing Pavilion, supported by Proto-Ionic Columns, and standing in a River or artificial Lake. (Khorsabad.) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Nineveh And Its Remains With An Account Of A Visit To The Chald An Christians Of Kurdistan And The Yezidis Or Devil Worshippers And An Inquiry Int

Author : Sir, Austen Henry Layard
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. On my return to Mosul, I received letters from England, informing me that Sir Stratford Canning had presented the sculptures discovered in Assyria, and had made over all advantages that might be derived from the order given to him by the Sultan, to the British nation; and that the British Museum had received a grant of funds for the continuation of the researches commenced at Nimroud, and elsewhere. The grant was small, and scarcely adequate to the objects in view. There were many difficulties to contend with, and I was doubtful whether, with the means placed at my disposal, I should be able to fulfil the expectations which appeared to have been formed, as to the results of the undertaking. The sum given to M. Botta for the excavations at Khorsabad alone, greatly exceeded the whole grant to the Museum, which was to include private expenses, those of carriage, and many extraordinary outlays inevitable in the East, when works of this nature are to be carried on. I determined, however, to accept the charge of superintending the excavations, to make every exertion, and to economize as far as it was in my power-- that the nation might possess as extensive and complete a collection of Assyrian antiquities as, considering the smallness of the means, it was possible to collect. I had neither knowledge nor experience as a draughtsman; a DEGREES.l this I felt to be a great drawback, indeed a disqualification, which I could scarcely hope to overcome. Many of the sculptures, and monuments discovered, were in too dilapidated a condition to be removed, and others threatened to fall to pieces as soon ns uncovered. It was only by drawings that the record of them could be preserved. There was no inclination to send an artist to assist me, and I
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Nineveh And Babylon

Author : Sir Austen Henry Layard
ISBN : COLUMBIA:50314352
Genre : Armenia
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