Nineveh and Its Remains: The Gripping Journals of the Man Who Discovered the Buried Assyrian Cities (Paperback)Austen Henry Layard (author)
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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. Inserted throughout descriptions of Layard's encounters with tribes and fascinating historical discoveries is a look at the introduction of Christianity to the region and the culture of the people who once roamed the brick-laid streets of one of the most famous cities in religious and secular history. This new edition of Layard's classic narrative is sure to make a stunning gift for any history or archeology buff.
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 142 mm
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