The siege of lachish was an event that happened in 701 bc during this incident the israelite settlement of lachish was besieged and conquered by the assyrians the siege of lachish was an event that happened in 701 bc during this incident the israelite settlement of lachish was besieged and conquered by the assyrians battle judean . The siege of lachish is the name given to the assyrian siege and conquest of the town of lachish in 701 bc the siege is documented in several sources including the hebrew bible assyrian documents and in the lachish relief a well preserved series of reliefs which once decorated the assyrian king sennacheribs palace at nineveh. The siege of lachish reliefs sennacherib recorded this victorious military campaign in a series of wall reliefs which decorated room xxxvi of his south west palace at nineveh these reliefs were probably painted but even without any colours they are astonishing historical documents just like a film in stone. In this video i explain the incidents surrounding the assyrian siege of lachish which took place at present day tel lakhish in southern israel led by the assyrian king sennacherib. In 701bc sennacherib of assyria marched his army to crush a rebellion in judah the city of lachish was among the cities to be attacked and the siege proved to be a classic action of its time the siege of lachish is unique among battles of the ancient near east in that we have an account from both
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