Room 55


The six-sided clay Taylor Prism was discovered in Nineveh by Colonel R. Taylor in 1830. Inscribed in cuneiform script.



Inscribed in 691B.C., the final item from the Assyrian period records the victories of Sennacherib, already mentioned in the Lachish Room.



The king’s final eight military campaigns are recorded including forty-six Judean cities besieged with 200,150 Judeans taken into exile. His march south taking tribute from Ammon, Edom and Ashdod there is no mention of the loss of Sennacherib’s army of the result of the seige.