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    DescriptionA rise, go to Nineveh, that great city, " said the Lord to Jonah. For centuries, generations of scholars pondered the historical truth of the Scriptures. Had Ninevah actually been a great city? The question would remain unsolved for centuries. But in 1839, a twenty-two-year-old Londoner named Austen Henry Layard left England for Ceylon, modern-day Sri Lanka, seeking a less dreary place in which to practice law. He never got there. Traveling by land, he reached the town of Mosul, on the banks of the Tigris, and spent the next ten years in Persia. Driven by little more than an insatiable well of desire for discovery, Layard soon became the foremost archeologist of his time, and discovered the ancient ruins of Ninevah at the tender age of thirty one.While the British Museum unloaded hundreds of tons of sculpture from Layard's excavations, Layard wrote "Nineveh and Its Remains," a popular account of his discoveries reprinted in an abridged form here. The book appeared to rapturous acclaim and sold out numerous printings. Everyone loved the fluent mix of high adventure and archaeology in his books, the intoxicating stew of compelling characters and sudden crises. He made the Assyrians accessible to the common person and brought alive a shadowy Biblical civilization. The book made Austen Henry Layard one of the archaeological immortals, who achieved miracles of discovery against seemingly impossible odds.Originally published in 1851, "Nineveh and Its Remains" is Layard's account of his extraordinary discoveries in the East. This masterpiece, described by the London Times as "the most extraordinary work of the present age, " is one of the great archeological books of all time.


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    Title
    Ninevah and it's Remains
    Subtitle
    Clas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Austen Henry Layard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 385
    Width: 151 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781585743940
    ISBN 10: 1585743941
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    Abridged Dewey: 935
    DC22: 935
    DC21: 935
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DS70 .L42 2001
    Thema V1.0: NK
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Publisher
    Globe Pequot Press
    Imprint name
    The Lyons Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Guilford
    Review quote
    "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)