Archeological Discoveries in Mesopotamia

Archeologists Paul-Emile Botta and Austen Henry Layard led two excavations in Mesopotamia, Iraq to find the ancient city of Nineveh. Botta uncovered the palace of Sargon II, King of Assyria in the eighth century BCE in 1843, while Layard discovered several Assyrian palaces, excavated the ruins of Nineveh discovering the palace of Sennacherib, the son of Sargon II between 1845 to 1849. Claudius James Rich previously surveyed the site of ancient Babylon in 1811 making sketches, maps and collecting objects without deep excavations.

Date:
      1843, 800 BCE, 1845, 1811
Name(s):
      Paul-Emile Botta
Occupation:
      Archeologist
Location:
      Iraq

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