Nineveh and Its Remains

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WEST Press, 2010 - Travel - 530 pages
Originally published in 1849, this early work by traveller, archaeologist and collector Sir Austen Henry Layard is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the religion, art and military of the ancient city of Nineveh. This is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the history of the Neo Assyrian Empire and its culture. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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About the author (2010)

Austen Henry Layard, Esq., DCL (1817-1894) was a traveler, archeologist, art historian, author, and politician. He led a series of excavations in the Middle East, primarily in Persia, from 1845 to 1847. His most famous discovery was the Library of Ashurbanipal in 1849. Layard also served as trustee of the British Museum, where many of his excavated relics still reside on display.

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