Stefania introduces us to one of the dominant figures of early assyriology–Austen Henry Layard. She guides us through the archival sources that put his famous publications in context, and reveal the man behind the legend.
3:03 Why was Layard famous?
5:34 Why study Layard?
7:50 Layard’s cuneiform skills
9:24 The sources and what we learn from them
15:08 Are the archives everything or just a selection?
16:42 Do the archives agree with his publications?
18:48 Stefania’s publications
Stefania’s university page
Music by Ruba Hillawi