Archaeology Odyssey 1:2, Spring 1998

Past Perfect: Excavating Nimrud

Austen Henry Layard describes the journey of two colossal statues from a buried Assyrian palace to the British Museum.

Archaeology Odyssey

Many of the 19th century’s most significant archaeological discoveries were made by men who recorded their adventures for the general public. In this issue, Past Perfect presents one such narrative: Austen Layard’s dramatic account of the removal of a winged bull from Nimrud.

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