Assault by Sennacherib's Army

Assault by Sennacherib's Army (HM2FXA)

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N 31° 33.809', W 34° 50.858'

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The Siege Ramp

The Assyrian army built a huge stone ramp against the city walls. This ramp allowed the attackers to bring up battering rams to breach the wall. The base of the ramp you see here is about 70 meters wide and 16 meters high.

As in other places in the city, here too, at the upper part of the ramp, concentrations of arrowheads were found that had been fired by the Assyrian army. Excavations at the foot of the wall uncovered pieces of objects that had been thrown from the top of the wall at the Assyrians by the city's defenders, such as olive oil press weights and an iron chain.

This is the most ancient siege ramp in the world, and the only Assyrian siege ramp known to date in the Near East.
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HM NumberHM2FXA
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Date Added Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)25R E 324645 N 3493533
Decimal Degrees31.56348333, -34.84763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 33.809', W 34° 50.858'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 33' 48.54" N, 34° 50' 51.48" W
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