Siege of Lachish in 3D (British Museum)


Jan van der Crabben
by CyArk
published on 21 November 2014

CyArk partnered with the British Museum to document a large portion of the Assyrian Collection over a 3 day period in August of 2014. The goal of the project was not only to digitize the collection but to re-visualize the collection. In this early animation you can see the reliefs lit by torch light similar to how it may have been seen over 2,500 years ago.

The data in this animation was captured with the Artec Eva, a structured-light scanner.

About the relief:

Lachish was one of the chief cities of the kingdom of Judah in the southern Levant and in 701 BC it was captured by the Assyrian King Sennacherib (704-681 BC). The siege followed the refusal of Lachish to pay tribute to the Assyrian Empire (based in modern northern Iraq) and is mentioned in the Bible.

Many of the relief sculptures on display in this room depict the capture of the city, alongside a selection of items and weaponry used in the siege. A “prism” inscribed with an Assyrian account of the campaign is also on show.

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