Lachish, the phoenix city

Posted: May 31, 2014 in Ancient Near Eastern History, History
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Tel Lachish
Photo by orientalizing (https://www.flickr.com/photos/orientalizing/)

Last July I published 3 posts about the capture of the ancient city of Lachish in Judah and its depiction on Assyrian wall reliefs, Over the next couple of weeks I am planning to publish a new series of posts looking in greater detail at the history of Lachish and the role it plays in the history of the ancient kingdom of Judah. In some ways it could be classed as an unfortunate city having suffered at least three complete destructions during its history. But in many other ways it might be regarded as a prototypical ancient city. One of the fortunate things about this site is that there is no major occupation of the site after the Persian period and so does not suffer from later destruction or overbuilding.


Tel Lachish
Photo by orientalizing (https://www.flickr.com/photos/orientalizing/)

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