Book Subtitle: "An Account of a visit to the Chaldean Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or devil-worshipers; and an inquiry into the manners and arts of the ancient Assyrians"
"This book describes the discovery of Assyrian sites in Nineveh, Iraq. It intersperses journeys and descriptions of people and places with accounts of archaeological discoveries. Layard's romantic view of the countryside and local people blended with his rediscovery of Assyria." - From the Introduction by Stephanie Dalley