Assyrian Army Attack the City Wall of Lachish

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 July 2014

In this wall relief, the Assyrian archers begin the assault on Lachish's city towers. In front of archers, a siege engine is being pushed up slowly on an artificial ramp, which was built by the Assyrians. The siege engine has a long battering ram - a heavy pole used to break through the walls and gateways of the city.

From the Southwest palace at Nineveh (modern Kuyunjik, Mousil city, Iraq), room XXXVI, panel 7. Mesopotamia, Neo-Assyrian era, 700-692 BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2014, July 18). Assyrian Army Attack the City Wall of Lachish. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2810/assyrian-army-attack-the-city-wall-of-lachish/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Assyrian Army Attack the City Wall of Lachish." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Jul 2014. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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