Prisoners from Lachish

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
by
published on 19 July 2014

This wall relief depicts the procession of prisoners after the capture of Lachish by the Assyrian army. Two Assyrian soldiers guide the prisoners from behind and some of the prisoners kneel before the Assyrian king (who is not shown in this image). The prisoners most likely represent Lachish's officials, as some of them were slaughtered.

From the South-West palace at Nineveh (modern Kuyunjik, Mousil city, Iraq), room XXXVI, panels 11-13. Mesopotamia, Neo-Assyrian era, 700-692 BCE. (The British Museum, London).


About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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