18" by 14.5", 4 other smaller [double page size] fold-out maps, plus 2 fold-out pictures, and numerous other engravings. 2 volumes in 1 // from wikipedia. Nineveh was an ancient Assyrian city of Upper Mesopotamia, [now] located on the outskirts of Mosul in modern-day northern Iraq. It is located on the eastern bank of the Tigris River, and was the capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire.
Today it is a common name for the half of Mosul which lies on the eastern bank of the Tigris. It was the largest city in the world for some fifty years until the year 612 BC when, after a bitter period of civil war in Assyria, it was sacked by a coalition of its former subject peoples, the Babylonians, Medes, Chaldeans, Persians, Scythians and Cimmerians. Its ruins are across the river from the modern-day major city of Mosul, in Iraq's Nineveh Governorate. The two main tells, or mound-ruins, within the walls are Kouyunjik (Kuyuncuk), the Northern Palace, and Tell Nab Ynus.
Before abandoning archaeology for politics, Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-94) carried out major excavations in Mesopotamia between 1845 and 1851, uncovering important evidence of ancient Assyrian civilization. Although he originally believed that Nimrud was Nineveh, he later confirmed that Kuyunjik was the location of the ancient city.First published in 1849, this book is a mixture of excavation report, ancient history, anthropology and travel writing. Layard's excitement at the extent and importance of the finds as soon as digging commenced is clearly conveyed, and he places Mesopotamian history in the context of the more familiar biblical and classical worlds. This book covers the background to the excavations, the first discoveries, and the difficulties with Arab authorities and local workmen, observations on the inhabitants, culture and history of the region, plus more. Photos carefully as they are part of the description.
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LIFE IS SHORT -and there are better things to do than type, feel free to copy my text if it saves you time! THE FOLLOWING is from archive. Org, and usually has several typos. Early History of the Hebrews The Patriarchs The Departui'e from Egypt, CHAPTER II.The Desert The Invasion of Palestine The Judges. The Kings, until the Captivity, CHAPTER IV. The Restoration Misfortunes of the Hebrews The Maccabees Gradual Ascendancy of Rome, 40 CHAPTER V. The Roman Government, and the Destruction of Jerusalem. Ancient History of Assyria, CHAPTER II.
Ancient History of Egypt, CHAPTER II. The Early History of Greece, CHAPTER II. The Persian Invasions, CHAPTER III. From the Defeat of the Persians to the End of the First Peloponnesian War, CHAPTER IV. The Second Peloponnesian War, CHAPTER V.The Thirty Tyrants The Expedition of the Ten Thousand The Death of Socrates The Theban War, 102 CHAPTER VI. Philip of Macedon, CHAPTER VII. The Conquests of Alexander, CHAPTER VIII. From the Death of Alexander to the Roman Conquest, CHAPTER IX. The Early ana Partially-fabulous History of Rome under the Kings, CHAPTER II. The Consuls, Dictators, Tribunes, and Decemvirs Wars with the Volscians and with Veil Decline of the Roman Power, CHAPTER III. The Invasion of the Gauls, CHAPTER IV.
The Wars with the Samnites, the Latins, and Pyrrhus. The First Punic War, CHAPTER VI.
The Second Punic War, CHAPTER VII. The Wars with Macedon, and the Third Punic War, CHAPTER VIII. The Gracchi The War with Jugui-tha The Civil Wars of Marius and Sylla, CHAPTER IX. The First Triumvirate, and the Wars of Pompey and Csesar.
The Second Triumvirate, CHAPTER XI. The Emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, and Claudius, CHAPTER XII. The Emperors Nero, Galba, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian, and Nerva, CHAPTER XIII.Trajan, Adrian, Antoninus, Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Pertinax, Didius Severus, Caracalla, Macri- nus, HeUogabalus, Alexander, Maximin, Gordian, Philip, and Decius, CHAPTER XIV. Gallus, Valerian, Galienus, Flavius Claudius, Aurelian, Tacitus, Probus, Carus, Dioclesian, Constantius and Galerius, and Constantine Removal of the Seat of Empire to Byzantium, CHAPTER XV. Decline and Dissolution of the Empire. History of Persia before the Christian Era, CHAPTER II. From the Christian Era to the Conquest by Zinghis Khan, CHAPTER III.
From the Invasion of Persia by Zinghis Khan to the Present Time. The Ancient and Classic History of India, CHAPTER II. The Early Mahometan Invaders and Conquerors of India The Afghan Dynasty Timur the Tartar, CHAPTER III. The Mogul Dynasty, Baber, Akbar, Jehanghu-e, Aurengzebe Decline of the Imperial Power, CHAPTER IV. Early European Discoveries and Conquests Expeditions of the Portuguese and Dutch.
The Early English Expeditions and Settlements The East India Company Contests with the French CHAPTER VI. The British Conquests in Bengal The Wars with Hyder Ali and with the French.
The Wai-s with Tippoo Saib, and the Conquest of Mysoi-e, CHAPTER VIII. The Mahratta Wai- Conquest of Central India, CHAPTER IX. The Pindaree War, and the Final Overthrow of the Mahrattas. Native History of the Chinese. Characteristics of the Inhabitants of China.
The Inhabitants of Arabia Their Ancient Government and Religion. The Early Life of Mahomet His Religious Pretensions...... From the" Hegira" to the Capture of Mecca........ From the Capture of Mecca till the Death of Mahomet.The Caliphat of Abu Beker The Wars in Syria The Capture of Damascus, and the Defeat of the. The Caliphat of Omar The Capture of Emessa, Baalbec, Jerusalem, Antioch, and Cjesarea Pinal Conquest of Syria, CHAPTER VIII. The Caliphat of Omai-, contiuued Conquest of Egypt and of Persia Death of Omar.
The Caliphat of Othman The Invasion of Northern Africa Naval Success of the Moslems. The Caliphat of AU The Rebellion of Moawyah Death of Ali Caliphat of his son Hassan. The Syrian CaUphat Reign of Moawyah The Siege of Constantinople Wars in Africa The Reign of Yezid, CHAPTER XII.
The Rival Caliphs of Damascus and Mecca Triumph of Abd'Almalec, CHAPTER XIII. Revival of the Spirit of Conquest The Reign of Waled Final Subjugation of Northern Africa, CHAPTER XIV. The Conquest of Spain, and the Invasion of France, CHAPTER XV. The Division of the Caliphat The Dynasties of Spain, Africa, and Bagdad Fm-ther Conquests Decline of the Saracenic Power, CHAPTER XVI.
The Tai-tar Conquests and Invasions, CHAPTER XVII. The Tmks The Seljukian Dynasty, CHAPTER XVIII. The Turks The Dynasty of Othman The Ottoman or Present Tm-kish Power. Ancient History of Spain The Carthagenians, Romans, and Goths The Saracen Conquest, CHAPTER II. The Formation of New Christian States: Asturias, Navarre, Leon, Castile, and Arragon Continued Contests with the Moors Union of Leon and Castile, CHAPTER III.
From the Union of Leon and Castile to that of Castile and Arragon, under Ferdinand and Isabella, CHAPTER IV. Ferdinand and Isabella Subjugation of the Moors Charles 1. From the Abdication of Charles I.
To the Death of Charles U. The last Monarch of the Austrian Line, CHAPTER VI.. The House of Bourbon, the French Revolution, CHAPTER VII.Ascendancy of France Abdication of the King, CHAPTER VIII. Dethronement of the Bourbons, and, Accession of Joseph Bonaparte Resistance of the Spaniards. The Peninsular War, CHAPTER X. Expulsion of the French, and Restoration of the Bourbons. The Ancient Germans The Empire of the West The Elective Empire CHAPTER II.
The Francoman Emperors CJontests with the Papacy. The Reformation, CHAPTER IV, The Reformation Martin Luther The Indulgences, &c.
The Reformation Continued The " Theses " of Luther Contests with Rome The Diet at Worms, 409 CHAPTER VI. Spread of the Reformation ^The Bible The Peasant- War Persecutions, CHAPTER VII.
Religious Disputes The Thirty Years' War. Early History of Russia The Tartars Ascendancy of the Muscovite Dynasty Ivan the Great, 425 CHAPTER II. Ivan the Terrible Foreign Wars Accessiom of the Hoase of Romanoff, CHAPTER III. Peter the Great Peiils of his Youth his Efforts for Refonn Cruelties Travels in Europe War With Charles XII. Peter the Great, continued Disastrous War with the Turks Fresh Conqueste and Improvements- Death of his son Alexis Expedition to the Caspian Sea Death of Peter, CHAPTER V.
Peter IL, Anna, Ivan, Elizabeth, and Peter III. The Early Inhabitants of France The Romans; The Franks The Merovingian and Carlovingian Dynasties, CHAPTER II. The House of Capet, CHAPTER III. The House of Valois, CHAPTER IV. The House of Valois, continued, CHAPTER V.The House of Bourbon Henry IV. The House of Bourbon Louis XIV. The House of Bourbon, continued Louis XVI. And the Revolution, CHAPTER VIII. The Convention, and the Reign of Terror, CHAPTERI IX. The Convention, and the Directory, CHAPTER X.
The Decline and Fall of the Empire, CHAPTER X The Restoration of the Bourbous, and the "Hundred Days" of Napoleon, CHAPTER XIV. The Second Restoration of the Bourbons, and their Expulsion Louis Philippe, and his Expulsion The Republic, 541 THE RULERS OF FRANCE, From B. 60 to the Present Time. Britain under the Romans, CHAPTER II.
The Saxon Invasions and the Heptarchy, CHAPTER III. The Anglo-Saxon Kings, CHAPTER IT. The Danish Kings, and the Last of the Saxons, CHAPTERR. Stephen and Henry 11., CHAPTER VII.
THE RULERS OF ENGLAND, From B. 55 to the Present Time, SWEDEN AND NORWAY, ITALY, THE NETHERLANDS, - DENMARK, - - - - PORTUGAL.
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