Assassination of Sennacherib
Sennacherib was slain by two of his sons on his return to Ninevah.
The bible mentions the sons’ flight to Amenia.
Another son Esarhaddon became king and finally defeated Tarharqa
2 Kings 19:36-37 (ESV)
36 Then Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and went home and lived at Nineveh.
37 And as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, Adrammelech and Sharezer, his sons, struck him down with the sword and escaped into the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his place.
Esarhaddon, Assyrian King, (680-669 BC).-Esarhaddon leads the defeated by a nose ring: left (kneeling) Ushanakhuru, son of the Pharao of Taharqa, right the Baal of Tyrus.-Granite stele, 7th century BC. Found at: Babylon, Mesopotamia (Iraq).
Esarhaddon confirms these facts in his records
In the month of Nisanu…. I made my happy entrance into the royal palace, the awesome place wherein abides the fate of the king.
A grim determination fell upon my brothers. They forsook the gods and turned themselves to deeds of violence, scheming evil to seize power they slew Sennacherib their father…