Image Title: Assyrians flaying their prisoners alive, and carrying away heads of the slain (Kouyunjik). Published Date: 1859 Specific Material Type: Prints Item Physical Description: 1 print : b&w ; 11 x 15 cm. (4 1/4 x 5 3/4 in.) Original Source: From Discoveries among the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon : with travels in Armenia Kurdistan, and the desert . . . (New York : Harper, 1859) Layard, Austen Henry, Sir (1817-1894), Author.
Gustafson at OsebergThe dig In August 1903, a farmer at Oseberg, 43 miles from Oslo on the margins of the Oslo Fjord, brought some timber remains he had found on his land into the University Museum. They had been unearthed from a 6m-high mound in the middle of a grassy plain.