Layard, Austen Henry
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British archaeologist and diplomat. Born Paris 5. 3. 1817, died Venice 5. 7. 1894. 1845 excavations at Nimrud, from 1849 excavations at Kouyunjik (Nineveh). Public office from 1852: 1852 Member of Parliament (Liberal Party); 1860 again Member of Parliament; 1860–1866 Under-Secretary of Foreign Affairs; 1868 First Commissioner of Works and Privy Councillor. 1869 British Ambassador to Spain, from 1877 at Constantinople. 1866 Trustee of the National G…

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Fales, Frederick Mario, “Layard, Austen Henry”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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