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Nineveh and Its Remains: Excavations on a large Scale itts by the British Museum. Layard remained in the neighbourhood of Mosul, carrying on excavations at Kuyunjik and Nimrudand investigating the condition of various peoples, until ; and, returning to England inpublished Nineveh and Its Remains 2 vols.

Memoirs of Sir Henry A. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Austen Henry Layard. Much of Layard’s boyhood was spent in Italy, where he received part of his schooling, and acquired a taste for the fine arts and a love of travel; but he was at school also in England, France and Switzerland.

On the shoulders fell the usual curled and bushy hair of the Assyrian images, and a comb of feathers rose on the top of the head. On 9 March at St. Layard retired to Venice. Member of Parliament for Southwark — With: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Two wings sprang from the back, and in either hand was the square vessel and fir-cone. Layard also layardd time to time contributed papers to various learned societies, including the Huguenot Society, of which he was first president.

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Layard resigned from office inon being sent as envoy extraordinary to Madrid. What more sublime images could have been borrowed from nature, by men who sought, unaided by the light of revealed religion, to embody their conception of the wisdom, power, and ubiquity of a Supreme Being?

The Earl of Dufferin. Other editions – View all Nineveh and Its Remains: Sir Austen Henry Layard Full view – Wigram, a member of the Abp. Their marriage was happy but childless. 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. Popular passages 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 shadow dwelt all great nations.


Sir Austen Henry Layard.

Nineveh and its remains

Apart from the archaeological value of his work in identifying Kuyunjik as the site of Ninevehand in providing a great re,ains of materials for scholars to work upon, these two books of Layard were among the best written books of travel in the English language. 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 laysrd 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.

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 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: What more noble forms could have ushered the p 3 people into the temple of their gods?

First Commissioner of Works — Here is the gold, sure enough, and please God, we shall find it all in a few days. To illustrate the antiquities described in this work he published a large folio volume of The Monuments of Nineveh. 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.

Member of Parliament for Aylesbury — Ninfveh In the 19th cent. In ite projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource.

Page – And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the Father.

He is credited with discovering the Library of Ashurbanipal during this period. Layard was born in Paris, Franceto a family of Huguenot descent. Layard was an important member of the Arundel Society[4] and in he was appointed a trustee of the British Museum.


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Murray- Assyria. They could find no better type of intellect and knowledge than the head of the man ; of strength, than the The Lord Stanley of Alderley. Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 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 wrote also jts introduction to Constance Jocelyn Ffoulkes ‘s translation of Morelli’s Italian Painters —and edited that part of Murray’s Handbook of Rome which deals with pictures.

The matter will come to the ears of the Pasha. Their Kubleh, or the place to which they look whilst performing their holy ceremonies, is that part of the heavens in which the sun rises, and towards it they turn the faces of their dead 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.

British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire — Nad 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 alyard Ninevehwas published in 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.

In he published, from notes taken at the time, a record of his first journey to the East, entitled Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana and Babylonia.