May 16, 2016

Henry Layard
Portrait of Austen Henry Layard

Information on Sir. Austen Henry Layard can be found in the history of Nineveh or history of archaeology (i.e., Brian Fagan). For more information look in a good Bible Dictionary or Encyclopedia LINK under the sites that he excavated. Questions that you should answer in your paper include:

  1. What was he most famous for?
  2. Where did he take his training for archaeology?
  3. What was his specialty in archaeology?
  4. Where did he excavate?
  5. What famous people did he excavate with?
  6. What discoveries was he involved in? 
  7. What was the Biblical impact of his research?
Helpful Resources:
  • Arentzen, Wout. “Frank Calvert, Henry Austen Layard and Heinrich Schliemann” Anatolian Studies Vol. 51. (2001): 169185. JSTOR
  • Austen Henry Layard and the Rediscovery of Assyria. Odyssey Adventures in Archaeology. May 2, 2011. LINK
  • Bohrer, Frederick N. “Layard, Austen Henry.” In OEANE, edited by Eric M. Meyers, 3:n.p. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford Biblical Studies Online, 1997. PermaLink . LINK
  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. “Sir Austen Henry Layard.” In Encyclop├Ždia Britannica, 11th ed. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1911. LINK
  • Fagan, Brian M. “Austen Layard.” Pages 5154 in Archaeologists: Explorers of the Human Past. Oxford Profiles. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2003. Look Inside
  • Fagan, Brian M. Layard, Austen Henry. Page 387 in The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. Fagan, Brian M., and Charlotte Beck, eds. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1996. Google Books Preview
  • Fisher, Milton C. “Sir Austen Henry Layard [18171894].” Bible and Spade 1, no. 4 (Autumn 1988): 3-4. LINK
  • Goldsmid, Frederic J. Obituary: The Right Honourable Sir Henry Austen Layard, G. C. B. The Geographical Journal 4, no. 4 (1894): 370373. JSTOR
  • Jay, Mel. Henry Layard - Famous Archaeologist - Excavator of Assyrian Nineveh.  Mel Jay Blog. August 31, 2013. LINK
  • Larsen, Mogens T. The Conquest of Assyria. New York, N.Y.: Routledge. 1996. Look Inside. The best modern account of Henry Layard.
  • Larsen, Timothy. “Austen Henry Layard’s Nineveh: The Bible and Archaeology in Victorian Britain.” Journal of Religious History 33, no. 1 (March 2009): 66–81. LINK
  • “Layard, Austen Henry, Sir.” Dictionary of Art Historians. LINK
  • “Layard, Austen Henry.” Encyclopedia Iranica. LINK.
  • Layard, Austen Henry. The Illustrated Review : A Fortnightly Journal of Literature, Science and Art 5, no. 65 (03, 1873): 294-302. LINK
  • Layard, Austen Henry. Nineveh and Its Remains: A Narrative of an Expedition to Assyria During the Years 1845, 1846 and 1847. London, U.K.: J. Murray, 1867. Google Preview
  • Layard, Austen Henry. The Monuments of Nineveh: From Drawings Made on the Spot. Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias, 2004. Reprint of his original 2 volumes. Google Preview
  • Layard, Henry A. Nineveh and its Remains. The Southern Quarterly Review 16, no. 31 (1849): 1-31. LINK
  • Malley, Shawn. “Austen Henry Layard and the Periodical Press: Middle Eastern Archaeology and the Excavation of Cultural Identity in the Mid-Nineteenth Century Britain.” Victorian Review Vol. 22, No. 2 (1996): 152-170. JSTOR
  • Malley, Shawn. Layard Enterprise: Victorian Archaeology and Informal Imperialism in Mesopotamia. International Journal of Middle East Studies Vol 40, No. 4 (2008): 623-646. JSTOR
  • Parry, Jonathan. Layard, Sir Austen Henry (1817–1894). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2004. LINK

The following are not found online but would be helpful if you can find them in your local library:

  • Brackman, Arnold C. The Luck of Nineveh: Archaeology's Great Adventure. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1978. ISBN 0-07-007030-X.
  • Fagan, Brian M. A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2004. ISBN: 978-0131776982
  • Fagan, Brian M. Return to Babylon: Travelers, Archaeologists and Monuments in Mesopotamia. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown & Co., 1979.
  • Fagan, Brian M. The Adventure of Archaeology. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1985. ISBN: 978-0870448140.
  • Kubie, Nora Benjamin. Road to Ninevah: the adventures and excavations of Sir Austen Henry Layard New York, N.Y.: DoubleDay, 1965.
  • Lomax, Alfred E. Sir Henry Layard: His Adventures and Discoveries. Splendid Lives Series. New York: Whittaker, 1894.
  • Lloyd, Seton. Foundations in the Dust: The Story of Mesopotamian Exploration. London; New York: Thames & Hudson, 1981 (hardcover, ISBN 0-500-05038-4).
  • Maier, Paul L. “Archaeology—Biblical Ally or Adversary.” Bible and Spade 17, no. 3 (2004): 91.
  • Waterfield, Gordon. Layard of Nineveh. London: John Murray, 1963. ISBN:  978-1127492886.

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