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Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon (2 Volume Paperback Set): With Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert: Being the Result of a Second Expedition Undertaken for the Trustees of the British Museum

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Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817–1894) was one of the leading British archaeologists of the nineteenth century. His excavations provided important evidence about ancient Mesopotamia, particularly about the Assyrian civilisation, and his books - part travel writing, part specialised archaeological studies - are beautifully evocative. First published in 1853, this two-volume study follows the earlier Nineveh and its Remains (1849). It describes Layard's second expedition to the Near East, in 1845, which led to the identification of Kouyunjik as the great Assyrian capital Nineveh. In this richly illustrated book, Layard focuses on the description and interpretation of ruins, as he tells of the discovery of the lost palace of the Assyrian king Sennacherib (eighth century BCE) in northern Iraq. Volume 1 covers the beginning of Layard's journey from Constantinople to Iraq, while Volume 2 focuses on Layard's discoveries in the ruins of Kouyunjik, and his search for the ruins of Babylon.
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Volume 1: Preface; 1. The trustees of the British Museum resume excavations at Nineveh; 2. The Lake of Wan; 3. Reception by the Yezidis; 4. State of the excavations on my return to Mosul; 5. Renewal of excavations at Kouyunjik; 6. Discovery of grand entrance to the Palace of Kouyunjik; 7. Road opened for removal of Winged Lions; 8. Contents of newly-discovered chamber; 9. Visit to the Winged Lions by night; 10. Visit to Kalah Sherghat prevented; 11. Preparations for a journey to the Khabour; 12. Arban; 13. Residence at Arban; 14. Leave Arban; 15. Departure from the Khabour. Volume 2: 16. Discoveries at Kouyunjik; 17. The summer; 18. Mehemet Pasha; 19. Leave Wan; 20. Discoveries at Kouyunjik during the summer; 21. Preparations for leaving Nineveh; 22. The Chiefs of Hillah; 23. State of the ruins of Babylon; 24. Ruins in Southern Mesopotamia; 25. Preparations for departure; 26. Results of the discoveries to chronology and history.
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