Layard, Austen Henry

Name

Layard, Austen Henry

Dates

5 March 1817 - 5 July 1894

Birthplace

Paris

Specialization

Archaeology

Major works

Nineveh and Its Remains, London 1849 Monuments of Nineveh 1-2, London 1849-1853 Inscriptions in the Cuneiform Character, London 1851 Nineveh and Babylon, London 1853

Remarks

founder of Near Eastern archaeology Excavated at Nimrud and Nineveh, 1845, 1847, 1849-1850 Honorary Ph.D., Oxford University, 1848 Biography in: A.H. Layard, Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana and Babylonia (1887) C.J. Gadd, The Stones of Assyria (1936) G. Waterfield, Layard of Nineveh (1963) Layard Papers (Additional MSS.), Dept. of MSS., British Library

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