|Assyrian Reliefs of Lachish|
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These copyrighted images appear here courtesy of David Ussishkin from his 1982 book, "The Conquest of Lachish by Sennacherib" (still available in print, published by the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University).
Judith Dekel made the drawings, & Avraham Hay took the photos.
The excavator, Austen Henry Layard, originally numbered the alabaster panels 1-13 in-situ at Nineveh (Kouyunjik/Kuyunjik), but only 5-13 were salvaged (presently at the British Museum). Two of the corner panels & the final panel near the doorway were subdivided & the entire series is now numbered I-XIII (both numbering schemes are provided between the drawings & photos below along with British Museum catalogue numbers).
Some minor gaps appear between the drawings on the left & the photos on the right due to minor skewing discrepancies in the original publication. The floor-line of panels 5 (I), 6 (II), & 7 (III) are shifted downward to compensate for the error in their present reconstruction at the British Museum (the panels were broken into dozens of small pieces while in Iraq before being shipped to London in 1855).
All we know about the missing panels (Layard's #1-4) is that they depicted "large bodies of horsemen & charioteers."
The actual length of all the panels shown here is 18.85 meters (61.84 feet).
Click on any of the panels to enlarge them; click here for photos of Lachish.
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||This page was created on February 11, 2006, & last updated on February 11, 2006|