Sir Austen Henry Layard

Standard Name: Layard, Sir Austen Henry


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Friends, Associates Charlotte Guest
CG 's friends included Benjamin Disraeli (with whom she shared poetical enthusiasms before her first marriage), and her cousin Henry Layard , who became famous as an archaeologist (the discoverer of ancient Nineveh) and who...


October 1845: Henry Layard began excavating the ruins of...

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October 1845

Henry Layard began excavating the ruins of Nineveh, capital of Assyria, aided by both his scholarly reading and his experience of sharing the life of local tribes.


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