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Layard, Austen Henry 1817-1894

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Works: 338 works in 1,390 publications in 11 languages and 11,036 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Sources  Biography  Guidebooks  Records and correspondence  Art  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs 
Subject Headings: Archaeologists 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Composer, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: DS70, 925.71
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Nineveh and its remains by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

90 editions published between 1850 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Layard's pioneer excavations in Iraq in 1845-1847
Nineveh and its remains : with an account of a visit to the Chaldæan Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or devil-worshippers, and an inquiry into the manners and arts of the ancient Assyrians by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

61 editions published between 1849 and 2016 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the discovery of Assyrian sites in Nineveh, Iraq. It intersperses journeys and descriptions of people and places with accounts of archaeological discoveries. Layard's romantic view of the countryside and local people blended with his rediscovery of Assyria
Discoveries in the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon : with travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the desert : being the result of a second expedition undertaken for the trustees of the British Museum by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

56 editions published between 1853 and 2012 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sequel to his first travelogue Nineveh and Its Remains ... Austen Henry Layard describes in this volume the second expedition he undertook to Nineveh, this time on behalf of the Trustees of the British Museum"--Jacket
Early adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia, including a residence among the Bakhtiyari and other wild tribes before the discovery of Nineveh by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

67 editions published between 1887 and 2011 in English and Persian and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-94) was one of the leading British archaeologists of the Victorian period. His excavations at Nimrud and Nineveh led to important discoveries about ancient Mesopotamia, particularly about the Assyrian civilisation, and his popular books such as Nineveh and its Remains (1849) brought archaeology to a wide audience. This two-volume work, first published in 1887, tells the story of an 'adventurous journey' Layard had made over forty years earlier, in 1840-2. He learnt Arabic and Persian and travelled widely, even among tribal peoples notorious for their lawlessness. These included the mountain-dwelling Bakhtiyari, who were under threat from the Persian ruler. Volume 1 describes the ancient sites Layard visited at the start of his journey, his encounters with the authorities in several cities, the warm hospitality he experienced in the household of the Bakhtiyari chiefs, and their customs, including a lion hunt and recitations of poetry
A popular account of discoveries at Nineveh by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

54 editions published between 1851 and 2005 in English and Danish and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian schools of painting; based on the Handbook of Kugler by Franz Kugler( Book )

10 editions published between 1900 and 1907 in English and German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineveh and its remains : a narrative of an expedition to Assyria during the years 1845, 1846, & 1847 by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

31 editions published between 1867 and 2001 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monuments of Nineveh : from drawings made on the spot : [first series] by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

30 editions published between 1849 and 2008 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of painting: the Italian schools. Based on the Handbook of Kugler by Franz Kugler( Book )

24 editions published between 1887 and 1992 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despatches of Michele Suriano and Marc' Antonio Barbaro, Venetian ambassadors at the court of France, 1560-1563 by Venice (Republic : To 1797)( Book )

22 editions published between 1891 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineveh and Babylon : a narrative of a second expedition to Assyria during the years 1849, 1850, & 1851 by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

28 editions published between 1867 and 2005 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inscriptions in the cuneiform character, from Assyrian monuments, discovered by A.H. Layard, D.C.L by British Museum( Book )

19 editions published in 1851 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brancacci chapel and Masolino, Masaccio, and Filippino Lippi by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

18 editions published between 1856 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nineveh court in the Crystal Palace by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

20 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in English and German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the Ninevah or Assyrian Court in the Crystal Palace, Sydenham, with introduction including description of recent researches and description of the court itself
Domenico Ghirlandaio and his fresco of the death of S. Francis by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

14 editions published between 1860 and 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineveh and its remains : the gripping journals of the man who discovered the buried Assyrian cities by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fascinating history of the lost cities of the Middle East. 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. In this stunning new edition, Layard's observations paint an important picture of these ancient civilisations and the West's quest to unearth this part of our human past."--Back cover
Paper on mosaic decoration : read at a meeting of the Royal Institute of British Architects by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

8 editions published between 1840 and 1869 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discoveries among the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

8 editions published between 1856 and 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The condition of Turkey and her dependencies : speech delivered in the House of Commons on Friday, May 29, 1863 by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

3 editions published between 1857 and 1863 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Turkish question : speeches delivered in the House of Commons, on Aug. 16, 1853, and Feb. 17, 1854 by Austen Henry Layard( Book )

4 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Nineveh and its remains : a narrative of an expedition to Assyria during the years 1845, 1846, & 1847
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Discoveries in the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon : with travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the desert : being the result of a second expedition undertaken for the trustees of the British MuseumEarly adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia, including a residence among the Bakhtiyari and other wild tribes before the discovery of NinevehNineveh and its remains : a narrative of an expedition to Assyria during the years 1845, 1846, & 1847The monuments of Nineveh : from drawings made on the spot : [first series]Nineveh and Babylon : a narrative of a second expedition to Assyria during the years 1849, 1850, & 1851The Nineveh court in the Crystal Palace