About 2,700 years ago, Assyrian King Sennacherib conquered the Judean city of Lachish in one of the most documented battles of ancient history, as described in the Bible, in Assyrian records and even in artwork that has survived until today.
A group of Israeli and American archaeologists have now shed light on how that dramatic war was conducted, specifically how the conquering troops built the siege ramp that allowed them to capture the city. The results of their research, which combined analysis of the biblical and historical sources with the study of archaeological remains and the landscape, were recently published in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology.
From an article in the Jerusalem Post
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