The Babylonian Story of the Deluge as Told by Assyrian Tablets from Nineveh

The Babylonian Story of the Deluge as Told by Assyrian Tablets from Nineveh

by E. A. Wallis Budge
     
 

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The Discovery of the Tablets at Nineveh by Layard, Rassam and Smith.
In 1845–47 and again in 1849–51 Mr. (later Sir) A. H. Layard carried out a series of excavations among the ruins of the ancient city of Nineveh, "that great city, wherein are more than sixteen thousand persons that cannot…  See more details below

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This edition features illustrations

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The Discovery of the Tablets at Nineveh by Layard, Rassam and Smith.
In 1845–47 and again in 1849–51 Mr. (later Sir) A. H. Layard carried out a series of excavations among the ruins of the ancient city of Nineveh, "that great city, wherein are more than sixteen thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left; and also much cattle" (Jonah iv, II). Its ruins lie on the left or east bank of the Tigris, exactly opposite the town of Al-Mawsil, or Môsul, which was founded by the Sassanians and marks the site of Western Nineveh. At first Layard thought that these ruins were not those of Nineveh, which he placed at Nimrûd, about 20 miles downstream, but of one of the other cities that were builded by Asshur (see Gen. x, 11, 12). Thanks, however, to Christian, Roman and Muhammadan tradition, there is no room for doubt about it, and the site of Nineveh has always been known...

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"Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1857 – 1934) was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East."--Wikipedia

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ISBN-13:
2940016448688
Publisher:
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Publication date:
06/14/2013
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