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After being defeated at Aylesbury inhe visited India to investigate the causes of the Indian Mutiny.

With an Account of a Visit to the After wandering for many months, chiefly in Persia, with Bakhtiari people and having abandoned his intention of proceeding to Ceylon, he returned in to Constantinoplewhere he made the acquaintance of Sir Stratford Canningthe British Ambassador, who employed him in various unofficial diplomatic missions in European Turkey. What more sublime images could have been borrowed from nature, by men who sought, unaided by the light of revealed religion, to embody their conception of the wisdom, power, and ubiquity of a Supreme Being?

Whose kingdom shall have no end.

Wigram, a member of the Abp. On this subject he was a disciple of his friend Giovanni Morelliwhose views he embodied in his revision of Franz Kugler ‘s Handbook of Painting, Italian Schools Layard remained in the neighbourhood of Mosul, carrying on excavations at Kuyunjik and Nimrudand investigating the condition of various peoples, until ; and, returning to England inpublished Nineveh and Its Remains 2 vols.

Sir Austen Henry Layard. He is best known as the excavator of Nimrud and of Ninevehwhere he uncovered a large proportion of the Assyrian palace reliefs known, and in the library of Ashurbanipal.


Nineveh and Its Remains

Elected as a Liberal member for AylesburyBuckinghamshire inhe was for a few weeks Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairshineveh afterwards freely criticised the government, especially in connection with army administration. Apart from the archaeological value of his work in identifying Kuyunjik as the site of Ninevehand in providing a great mass of materials for scholars to work upon, these two books of Layard were among the best written books of travel in the English language.

He wrote also an introduction to Constance Jocelyn Ffoulkes ‘s translation of Morelli’s Italian Painters —and edited that part of Murray’s Handbook of Rome which deals with pictures. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Sir Austen Henry Layard Full view – After spending nearly six years in the office of his uncle, Benjamin Austen, he was tempted to leave England for Sri Lanka Ceylon by the prospect of obtaining an appointment in the Civil Service, and he started in with the intention of making an overland journey across Asia.

Selected pages Page In he published, from notes taken at the time, a record of his first journey to the East, entitled Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana and Babylonia.

Austen Henry Layard

His record of this expedition, Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon[2] which was illustrated by another folio volume, called A Second Series of nienveh Monuments of Ninevehwas published in Two wings sprang from the back, and in either hand was the square vessel and fir-cone. During these expeditions, often in circumstances of great difficulty, Layard despatched to England the splendid specimens which now form the greater part of the collection of Assyrian antiquities in the British Museum.


Views Read Edit View history. Memoirs of Sir Henry A. His mother, Marianne, daughter of Nathaniel Austen, banker, of Ramsgatewas of partial Spanish descent. He is credited with discovering the Library of Ashurbanipal during this period. First Commissioner of Works — Nineveh and Its Remains: In he refused from Lord Palmerston an office not connected with foreign affairs, was elected lord rector of Aberdeen Universityand on 15 June moved a resolution in the House of Commons defeated by a large majority declaring that in public appointments merit had been sacrificed to private influence and an adherence to routine.

After spending a few months in England, and receiving the degree of D. This page was last edited on 14 Octoberat He unsuccessfully contested York inbut was elected for Southwark inand from to was Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the successive administrations of Lord Palmerston and Lord John Russell.

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Their marriage was happy but childless. Botta had discovered an Assyrian edifice, the first, probably, which had been exposed to the view of man since the fall of the Assyrian Empire. Layard resigned from office inon being sent as envoy extraordinary to Madrid.

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