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Judean captives being led away into slavery by the Assyrians after the siege of Lachish in 701 B.C.
This relief is important for the knowledge of Judean dress.
The siege of Lachish is the name given to the Assyrian siege and conquest of the Judeanmarker town of Lachishmarker in 701 B.C. The siege is documented in several sources including the Hebrew Bible as well as in Assyrian documents and in a well-preserved series of reliefs which once decorated the Assyrian king Sennacherib's palace at Ninevehmarker.

The siege

The city was captured by the Assyrians, its inhabitants led into captivity and the leaders of Lachishmarker tortured to death. The town was abandoned, but resettled after the return from Babylonia.

Babylonian reliefs portraying the siege of Lachishmarker clearly show battering rams attacking the vulnerable parts of the city.

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