Discoveries Among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon
Sir Austen Henry Layard was an English Assyriologist, traveller, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, politician and diplomat. He was born to a mostly English family in Paris and large...More on Austen Layard
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