Ninevah and it's Remains: ClasPaperback
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- Publisher: The Lyons Press
- Format: Paperback | 385 pages
- Dimensions: 151mm x 210mm x 30mm | 599g
- Publication date: 1 February 2005
- Publication City/Country: Guilford
- ISBN 10: 1585743941
- ISBN 13: 9781585743940
- Edition: Abridged
- Edition statement: abridged edition
- Sales rank: 1,233,645
An intoxicating stew of compelling characters and sudden crises during the discovery of the ancient ruins of Nineveh by the foremost archeologist of his time.
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"One of the great archeology books of all time."--"Brian Fagan from his introduction "
Back cover copy
Layard became the foremost archeologist of his time, and discovered the ancient ruins of Nineveh at the tender age of thirty-one. While the British Museum unloaded hundreds of tons of sculpture from Layard's excavation, Layard wrote Nineveh and Its Remains, a popular account of his discoveries reprinted here in an unabridged form. The book appeared to rapturous acclaim and sold out numerous printings. Readers loved the fluent mix of high adventure and archeology in his books, and intoxicating stew of compelling characters and sudden crises. He made the Assyrians accessible to the common person and brought alive a shadowy Biblical civilization. This book, here with a brand-new introduction by Brian Fagan, made Austen Henry Layard one of the archeological immortals who achieved miracles of discovery against seemingly impossible odds. (6 x 9, 432 pages, illustrations)