Lachish is capital of Assyrians in Judah. 2nd most important city of Judah. Highlighted in the conquest reliefs in Sennacherib's Palace at Nineveh. Has a fortified entrance. To enter, must take a winding curcuitous route. Site is impressively high. Reliefs at palace of Nineveh provide graphic reliefs of conquest and destruction wrought by Assyria.
An 8th century destruction leaving behind a great corpus (Assyrian destruction).
Destroyed in 586 around the time that Jerusalem is destroyed (Babylonian destruction).
British Museum. The Lachish Collection. Link