Trinity College Archive, Oxford Uiversity

George Rawlinson (1812–1902, compare with photo of Henry Creswicke Rawlinson). The Rawlinson family coat of arms appears at top left in this portrait of George. George used his brother’s findings in his efforts to demonstrate the literal truth of the Bible. For George, the Black Obelisk (compare with photo of black obelisk), a 7-foot-tall, black stone monolith discovered by Layard at Nimrud in 1846 and now in the British Museum, suggested the veracity of the Old Testament’s account of the divided monarchy of Israel.