Assyrian archers firing on the enemy during the siege of Lachish. Each archer was protected from enemy fire by a shield bearer. The pointy pattern in the background means that this scene is happening in the mountains.
They represent the army of King Sennacherib of Assyria (reigned 705-681 BCE) marching on Lachish, an ancient town about 40 km from Jerusalem. This image is part of a series of reliefs depicting the siege and capture of the town, from the walls of Sennacherib's palace in Nineveh.
Palace relief, c. 700-692 BCE. British Museum, London, UK.
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