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Nineveh and its remains : with an account of a visit to the Chaldæan Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or devil-worshippers, and an inquiry into the manners and arts of the ancient Assyrians

Title
Nineveh and its remains : with an account of a visit to the Chaldæan Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or devil-worshippers, and an inquiry into the manners and arts of the ancient Assyrians / by Austen Henry Layard.
Author
Layard, Austen Henry, 1817-1894
Publication
New York : George P. Putnam, 1849.

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G.P. Putnam & Co., publisher.
Description
2 volumes : illustrations, map, plans; 25 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
History.
Note
  • "Sixth thousand."
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • XI. Death of Tahyar Pasha -- Excavations carried on -- Discoveries in the Northwest Palace -- New chambers and bas-reliefs -- Ivory ornaments and cartouches with hieroglyphics -- Painted chambers -- Pottery -- Discover of upper chambers -- Paintings on the walls -- Pavement slabs -- Discoveries in the centre of the mound -- Tombs containing vases and ornaments -- Their Egyptian character coveries in the Southwest edifice -- Crouching Sphinxes -- Sculptures -- A description of the bas-reliefs -- Small figures in unbaked clay -- A beam of wood -- Discovery of more tombs in the Southeast corner -- Of chambers beneath them -- Of an arched or vaulted room -- Discoveries in various parts of the mound -- XII. Excavations undertaken at Kalah Sherghat -- Departure for the ruins -- Senidij -- The Bitumen pits -- Abd-rubbou -- My reception -- Reach the ruins -- Fears of the workmen -- Discovery of a sitting figure -- Arab encampment -- Arab life -- Excavations in the mound -- Discovery of tombs -- Remains of a building -- Description of the mounds -- Return to Nimroud -- XIII. System of irrigation adopted by the ancient Assyrians -- Want of rain -- Fears for the crops -- Preparations for the removal of a winged bull and winged lion -- Construction of a cart -- Surprises of the natives -- Discovery of a bas-relief -- Of a drain -- Lowering of the winged bull -- Its removal from the ruins -- Excitement of the Arabs -- Rejoicings in the village -- The Bull dragged down to the rive -- The removal of the lion -- Discontent amongst the Arabs -- They leave the ruins -- rafts prepared for the transport of the sculptures to Busrah -- The lion and bull place upon them -- Their departure from Nimroud -- return of the Arabs -- Excavations commenced in the pyramid -- Conclusion of the excavations at Nimroud -- General description of the ruins -- XIV. Excavations planned at Kouyunjik -- Leave Nimroud -- Remove to Mosul -- Discovery of a building in Kouyunjik -- Bas-reliefs -- General description of the Sculptures -- Excavations carried on by Mr. Ross -- His discoveries -- Bas-reliefs -- A sculptured slab and sarcophagus -- Preparations for my return to Constantinople -- Leave Mosul.
  • Part II: I. Materials for the history of Assyria -- Comparative dates of monuments -- Assyrian writing -- The Cuneiform -- Its varieties -- Assyrian records -- Writing materials -- Monumental records -- Bricks and tiles -- Progress in deciphering -- Assyrian monuments of various periods -- The ivory ornaments -- Cartouches -- Connection between Assyria and Egypt -- Historical evidence of period of NInus -- The Assyrian dynastics -- The tombs at Nimroud -- Antiquity of Nineveh -- II. Semitic origin of the Assyrians -- Identification of the site of Nineveh -- Dimensions of the city -- Architecture of the Assyrians -- Their first cities -- Building materials -- Sun-dried bricks -- Alabaster -- Painted walls -- The roof and ceiling -- Knowledge of vaulting and the arch -- Pavement and drains -- Description of an Assyrian palace -- The sculptured and pictorial records -- The nature of the building discovered in Assyria -- exterior architecture -- Private houses -- Absence of the column -- Walls of the cities -- Their towers and gateways -- III. The arts amongst the Assyrians -- Their origin -- Connection between Assyrian and Greek art -- The Assyrian origin of Persian art -- Its passage into Asia Minor -- The Lycian sculptures -- Various Greek ornaments and forms borrowed from Assyria -- Taste of Assyrians displayed in embroideries, arms, and personal ornaments -- In domestic furniture -- In vessels of gold and silver -- Paintings -- Ezekiel's description of painted bas-reliefs -- Colors used by the Assyrians -- Their dyes -- Materials for sculpture -- Alabaster or mosul marble -- Limestone and basalt -- Knowledge of mechanics -- The pulley mode of transport of blocks of stone -- IV. Costume of the Assyrian kings -- Their arms -- The Eunuchs -- Their dress -- The history of Parsondes -- Officers of state -- The warriors -- Their armor -- Their costume -- Spearmen -- Archers -- Helmets -- Arms -- Slingers -- Shields -- Regular troops -- Chariots -- Harness and caparison of the horses -- Cavalry -- Horses.
  • V. Military system of the Assyrians -- Magnitude of their armies -- their pomp -- Sieges -- The battering ram and other engines of war -- Mode of defense -- Scaling the walls -- Sack of a city -- Treatment of the captives and of the city -- Knowledge of ship building -- earliest vessels -- Later vessels, as represented at Khorsabad and Kouyunijik -- Enemies of the Assyrians -- Distinguished by their dress 00 Armenians and Parthians or Persians -- Captives and tribute from India -- The Arabs -- The Jews -- The Babylonians -- The Phoenicians -- Northern nations -- Identification of enemies of the Assyrians with those of the Egyptians -- VI. Private life of the Assyrians -- Public festivals -- Music -- Manufactures -- Embroideries and carpets -- Metal -- Gold and silver -- Iron and copper -- Ivory -- Glass -- Agriculture -- Domestic animals -- Wild animals -- The lion -- The wild bull -- The Ibex -- Hunting -- Packs or paradises -- Wild animals brought as tribute -- The bactrian camel, elephant, and rhinoceros -- Monkeys and apes -- Birds -- Fish -- Trees -- VII. Religion of the Assyrians -- distinction between earliest and latest period -- Sabaenism -- and worship of the heavenly bodies -- Identity of Assyrian and Persian systems of fire-worship -- The Chaldeans -- Religious emblems in the sculptures -- The winged figure in the circle -- Baal or Belus -- hera, Venus, or Astarte -- Rhea -- Nisroch or eagle-headed god -- The gryphon -- Winged bulls and lions -- The sphinx -- mythological figures -- Symbolic figures of Ezekiel -- Oannes or the man-fish -- Fire-worship -- The magi -- Flowers and sacred emblems -- Influence of religion on public and private life -- Mode of burial -- Tomb of NInus -- Death and tomb of Sardanapalus -- Conclusion.
LCCN
28010444
OCLC
  • ocm05995129
  • 5995129
  • SCSB-446828
Owning Institutions
Princeton University Library