Austen Henry Layard

Sir Austen Henry Layard GCB PC (/lɛərd/; 5 March 1817 – 5 July 1894) was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, politician and diplomat. He is best known as the excavator of Nimrud and of Nineveh, where he uncovered a large proportion of the Assyrian palace reliefs known, and in 1851 the library of Ashurbanipal.

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Name(s):
      Austen Henry Layard
Birth:
      March 5, 1817, Paris, France
Death:
      July 5, 1894, London, United Kingdom
Place of burial:
      England, United Kingdom


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  • Austen Henry Layard – Wikipedia
    Sir Austen Henry Layard GCB PC was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, politician and diplomat. He is best …
  • Sir Austen Henry Layard | British archaeologist | Britannica.com
    Sir Austen Henry Layard, (born March 5, 1817, Paris—died July 5, 1894, London), English archaeologist whose excavations greatly increased knowledge of the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia. … In 1842 the British ambassador at Istanbul, Sir Stratford Canning, employed him for …
  • Austen Henry Layard – New World Encyclopedia
    Jun 29, 2019 – Austen Henry Layard (March 5, 1817 – July 5, 1894) was a British amateur archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, collector, author, and diplomat. He is best known as the excavator of Nimrud, the ancient Assyrian city located on the River Tigris, south of Mosul in what is now Iraq.
  • Gilgamesh, Nineveh, and Sir Austen Henry Layard
    Gilgamesh, Nineveh, and Sir Austen Henry Layard – Follow the travels of Austen Henry Layard. What were his major discoveries? What impact has he made on …
  • Austen Henry Layard and the early exploration of Nimrud …
    May 7, 2015 – The first excavation at Nimrud was undertaken in 1845 by a French-born Englishman named Austen Henry Layard.[1] Layard, whose uncle had …
  • Austen Henry Layard – Wikiquote
    Sir Austen Henry Layard (5 March 1817 – 5 July 1894) was a British traveler, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, author and …
  • The men who uncovered Assyria – BBC News
    Mar 22, 2015 – But in 1845, when Rassam was 19 years old, he met someone who changed the trajectory of his life – Austen Henry Layard. Layard was an …
  • Layard at Nimrud – World Archaeology
    On an overland ride from England to Ceylon in 1839, Austen Henry Layard became fascinated…

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