Room 10


Opposite the relief of Sargon II and Sennacherib is a large, scorched panel




The large stone shows evidence of the destruction of Nineveh by fire in 612 BC


Prophesied by Nahum, the judgement marked the end of teh Assyrian Empire and the rise of the Neo Babylonian


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The prophet Nahum prophesied this event



“Woe to the bloody city… And it will come about that all who see you Will shrink from you and say, ‘Nineveh is devastated!…The gates of your land are opened wide to your enemies; Fire consumes your gate bars…” (Nahum 3:1,7,13).