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Two wings sprang from the back, and in either hand was the square vessel and fir-cone. Layard remained in the neighbourhood of Mosul, laayard on excavations at Kuyunjik and Nimrudand investigating the condition of various peoples, until ; and, returning to England inpublished Nineveh and Its Remains 2 vols. He is best known as the excavator of Nimrud and of Ninevehwhere he ninwveh a large proportion of the Assyrian palace reliefs known, and in the library of Ashurbanipal.

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. After being defeated at Aylesbury inhe visited India to investigate the causes of the Indian Mutiny. Member of Parliament for Aylesbury β€” Reemains Layard was an important member of the Arundel Society[4] and in he was appointed a trustee of the British Museum. An abbreviation of this work, which as a book of travel is even more delightful than its predecessors, was published inshortly after the author’s death, with a brief introductory ninevej by Lord Aberdare.

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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 Layard now turned to politics. Under-Secretary of State rwmains Foreign Affairs 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.

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In he published, from notes taken at the time, a record of his first journey to the East, entitled Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana remakns Babylonia. Layard resigned from office inon being sent as envoy extraordinary to Madrid. Whose kingdom shall have no end. After spending a few months in England, and receiving the degree of D. Layard retired to Venice. Page 68 – I used to contemplate for hours these mysterious emblems, and muse over their intent and history.


Sir Austen Henry Layard Full view – Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs β€” 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.

After a post mortem autopsy his remains were cremated at the Woking Crematorium in Surrey.

From Drawings Made on the Spot By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Apart from the archaeological value of his laayrd in identifying Kuyunjik ninebeh 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. Retrieved from ” https: Page – And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand lagard the Father.

He wrote also an introduction to Constance Jocelyn Ffoulkes ‘s translation of Morelli’s Italian Painters β€”and edited that part of Murray’s Handbook of Rome which deals with pictures.

Nineveh and its remains

And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: He is credited with discovering the Library of Ashurbanipal during this period. After spending nearly six years in the office of his reamins, Benjamin Austen, he was tempted to leave England for Sri Lanka Ceylon by the prospect of obtaining an appointment in the Civil Service, and he started in with the intention of making an overland journey across Asia.

After wandering for many months, chiefly in Persia, with Bakhtiari people and having ninebeh 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.


Member of Parliament for Southwark β€” With: Nineveh and Its Remains: The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. Inencouraged and assisted by Canning, Layard left Constantinople to make those explorations among the ruins of Assyria with which his name is chiefly associated. His record of this expedition, Nkneveh in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon[2] which was illustrated by another folio volume, called A Second Series of the Monuments of Ninevehninwveh published in 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.

In he refused from Lord Palmerston an office not connected with foreign affairs, was elected lord rector of Aberdeen Remaainsand on 15 June moved a resolution in the House of Commons defeated by a large majority declaring that in public appointments merit had been sacrificed to private influence and an adherence to routine. Only don’t ifs any thing about it to those Arabs, for they are asses and cannot hold their tongues. Retrieved ninevrh March And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: Layard was born in Paris, Franceto a family of Huguenot descent.

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Other editions – View all Layrad and Its Remains: Here is the gold, sure enough, and please God, we shall find it all in a few days.

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