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The Lachish Reliefs


1st September 2022

stone relief showing Assyrian soldiers approaching Lachish
depiction of the start of the siege on Lachish with slingmen, archers and spearmen
Figure 1. This portion of the relief shows the start of the siege and features slingmen, archers and spearmen.
Depiction of Assyrian siege ramps laden with archers and battering rams
Figure 2. The Assyrian army’s huge siege ramps cross diagonally through the scene, laden with archers and battering rams, as they storm the walls of the city.
The Assyrian army carrying off the plunder
Figure 3
Depiction of the Assyrian king, Sennacherib sat on his throne at the end of battle
Figure 4