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The Lachish Reliefs, discovered in 1845 in modern day Iraq, depicts the forces of King Sennacherib of Assyria besieging the city of Lachish in 701 BCE, the second most important in the Kingdom of Judah during the reign of King Hezekiah. Soldiers can be seen storming the city’s defenses, while the captives are marched into exile.

The reliefs adorned the walls of the throne room in the palace of King Sennacherib in Nineveh, the capital city of Assyria.

The reliefs affirm the Biblical account of the fall of Lachish to the Assyrian Empire, as recounted in II Kings & II Chronicles.

City of David: Bringing the Bible to Life is a series of short videos highlighting archeological discoveries relating to the City of David – the place where Jerusalem began – affirming Jerusalem’s Biblical heritage.

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Video credit: Gil Mezuman & City of David Archives