The Conquest of Assyria: Excavations in an Antique Land, 1840-1860

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Psychology Press, 1996 - 390 oldal
The Conquest of Assyria tells what must surely be one of the most romantic tales of archaeological endeavour. The great cities and ancient palaces of Mesopotamia had lain buried for over two millenia, and were all but forgotten, half remembered in the Hebrew Bible and Classical texts. This volume records the dramatic finds, the decipherment of the cuneiform system of writing and the rediscovery of a lost civilisation.
 

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Felhasználói ismertető  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

"Conquest of Assyria" came highly recommended by David Damrosch in a footnote in "The Buried Book", so I took the chance. What a discovery! This is a very readable and enjoyable narrative of one of ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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Felhasználói ismertető  - NickBrooke - LibraryThing

"The Conquest of Assyria" tells the story of the rediscovery of a "lost" ancient civilisation, Anglo-French rivalry, larger-than-life characters, and colourful feuds. Everyone had their own Nineveh, their own transliteration scheme, their own dreams of publiction, celebrity and renown. Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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The mounds of Nineveh
3
Paolo Emilio Botta
14
The first palace appears
21
Austen Henry Layard
34
The journey into the East
40
Mesopotamia the first impression
45
Indiana Jones among the Bakhtiyaris
52
Mosul and Constantinople
61
Mosul revisited
196
An encounter on Nimrud
206
Rawlinson in paradise
215
Palaces and treasures
228
Guests
236
Pastoral
244
Disasters and new discoveries
255
Summer in the palace
266

Nimrud
70
The ideal English soldier
79
The return of Nimrod
88
But is it art?
99
Cholera and smallmindedness
108
Monuments and inscriptions
115
Packing bulls and other luggage
125
Triumph and revolution
133
THE EXCAVATION OF SENNACHERIBS PALACE
143
Home again
145
Depths of time
157
Eusebius or Moses?
166
The mysteries of cuneiform
177
Back to Constantinople
189
Babylonia
275
Goodbye to Assyria
286
VICTOR PLACE AND HORMUZD RASSAM
291
Rawlinson gets it right
293
New men new excavations
306
Jealousy and illfeeling
317
War
333
Shipwreck
344
Fates
350
Notes
364
Bibliography
372
Index
381
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