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The Luck Of Nineveh: In Search Of The Lost Assyrian Empire Arnold C. Brackman

The Luck Of Nineveh: In Search Of The Lost Assyrian Empire

Arnold C. Brackman

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ISBN : 9780442282608
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Unravels the story of the discovery of Ninevah in spellbinding detail: how Layard, an eccentric Englishman fascinated by the Near East, set out single-handedly to uncover the fabled Biblical civilization of the Tigris-Euphrates Valley. It tells howMoreUnravels the story of the discovery of Ninevah in spellbinding detail: how Layard, an eccentric Englishman fascinated by the Near East, set out single-handedly to uncover the fabled Biblical civilization of the Tigris-Euphrates Valley. It tells how Layard selected a mound -- in a site that had been unsuccessfully probed for a decade -- put his shovel to the earth, and in twenty minutes hit a wall. Within twenty-four hours he had discovered not one but two palaces. The news of Ninevahs discovery electrified Europe, and overnight Layard became a celebrity.