Room 10


Shalmaneser V and Sargon II
 “…Hoshea the son of Elah became king over Israel in Samaria…Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against him, and Hoshea became his servant and paid him tribute.” (2 Kings 17:1,3).



  • Shalmaneser V and Sargon II were both sons of Tiglath Pileser III.


  • Hoshea, king of Israel in the time of Isaiah, initially paid tribute to Shalmaneser. When Hoshea sent a request for help to Egypt, Shalmaneser seized Hoshea, imprisoned him and besieged Samaria.


  • The walls of Samaria were double wall of up to 10 metres total thickness. It took the Assyrians three years to gain victory.