People of Lachish Deported and Relocated

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 July 2014
People of Lachish Deported and Relocated

After the capture of the city of Lachish, the victorious Assyrian army deported its people into exile and new settlements within the Assyrian empire. This wall relief depicts the deportation of barefeet men (who appear handcuffed) and women (who carry their belongings). A small child also appears next to a woman.

From the South-West palace at Nineveh (modern Kuyunjik, Mousil city, Iraq), room XXXVI, panels 9-10. 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2014, July 19). People of Lachish Deported and Relocated. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2808/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "People of Lachish Deported and Relocated." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 19, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2808/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "People of Lachish Deported and Relocated." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Jul 2014. Web. 22 Oct 2019.

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