Quotes by Austen Henry Layard

About Austen Henry Layard:

The Rt Hon Sir Austen Henry Layard was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, author, politician and diplomat, best known as the excavator of Nimrud and of Niniveh, where he uncovered in 1851 the library of Ashurbanipal.

Author Bio

  • NameAusten Henry Layard
  • DescriptionBritish politician
  • BornMarch 5, 1817
  • DiedJuly 5, 1894
  • CountryFrance; United Kingdom
  • ProfessionAnthropologist; Diplomat; Archaeologist; Politician
  • AwardsKnight Grand Cross Of The Order Of The Bath; Royal Gold Medal; Order Of Merit For Arts And Science