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Austen Henry Layard

Edgar Leopold Layard the ornithologist was his brother. Page 70 – And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness. 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.

Rector of Marischal College, Aberdeen — Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Page 68 – I used to contemplate for hours these mysterious emblems, and muse over their intent and history. He is credited with discovering the Library of Eemains during this period. The Marquess of Salisbury. Elected as a Liberal member for AylesburyBuckinghamshire inhe was for a few weeks Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairsbut afterwards freely criticised the government, especially in connection with army administration.

From Drawings Made on the Spot From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 ninveh dead Apart from the archaeological value of his work in identifying Layatd as the site of Ninevehand in providing a great mass of materials for scholars to work upon, these two books of Layard were among the best written books of travel in the English language.

Whose kingdom shall have no end. He unsuccessfully contested York inbut was elected for Southwark inand from to was Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the successive administrations of Lord Palmerston and Lord John Russell.


Memoirs of Sir Henry A. The Lord Stanley of Alderley. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. Account Options Sign in. During these expeditions, often in circumstances of great difficulty, Layard despatched to England the splendid specimens which now form the ihs part of the collection of Assyrian antiquities in the British Museum.

Layard also from time to time contributed papers to various learned societies, including the Huguenot Society, of which he was first president. The Earl of Dufferin. He wrote also an 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.

After spending a few months in England, and receiving the degree of D. 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.

What more noble forms could remais ushered the p ninevsh people into the temple of their gods? Other editions – View all Nineveh and Its Remains: Layard now turned to politics. Layard retired to Venice. On 9 March at St. 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.

First Commissioner of Works — Only don’t say any thing about it to those Arabs, for they are asses and cannot hold their tongues. 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 ninveh diplomatic missions in European Turkey.

They could find no better type of intellect and knowledge than the head of the man ; of strength, than the Member of Parliament for Aylesbury — With: Their marriage was happy but childless.


Nineveh and Its RemainsVolume 1. Layard was born in Paris, Franceto a family of Huguenot descent. The matter will come to the ears of the Pasha. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Selected pages Page This page was last edited on 14 Octoberat Nineveh and Its Remains: His mother, Marianne, daughter of Nathaniel Austen, banker, of Ramsgatewas of partial Spanish descent.

Inencouraged and assisted by Canning, Layard left Constantinople to make those explorations among the ruins of Assyria with which his name is chiefly associated. He is best known as the excavator of Nimrud and of Ninevehwhere he uncovered a anv proportion of the Assyrian palace reliefs known, and in the library of Ashurbanipal.

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To illustrate the antiquities described in this work he published a large folio volume of The Monuments of Nineveh. Wigram, a member of the Abp. Layard remained in ans 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.

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 of 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. British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire — After a post mortem autopsy his remains were reains at the Woking Crematorium in Surrey.

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