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01-15-2014, 09:34 PM
Popular Archaeology

"Archaeologists Return to Ancient City of Lachish (http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/june-2013/article/archaeologists-return-to-ancient-city-of-lachish)"

Wed, Jan 15, 2014

According to the Biblical account, the ancient fortified city of Lachish was for a time considered, after Jerusalem, the second-most important city in the Kingdom of Judah. Today, its ruins can be seen atop a prominent "tel" or mound located in the Shephelah lowland of Israel between Mount Hebron and the maritime Mediterranean coast. The remains are a visible reminder of a city that represented a strength and glory ravaged through the military designs of advancing Assyrian and Babylonian armies long before the ancient Romans ever set foot in this country. It is best known as the location of a great siege by Assyrian king Sennacherib in 701 B.C.E.