The Sennacherib Prism

694 BCE They buried this six-sided prism of clay at the foundation of the palace at Nineveh the capital to declare his achievements to gods and future kings. In it, he says he defeated the Babylonians and the army of Elam on the plain of Kish. He says he subdued the Yasubigallians and the Kassites in the Zagros Mountains. Where the slopes were steep, he rode on horseback and had his chariot pulled up with ropes. He subdued the Sindonite, the Arvadite, the Gublite, the Ashdodite, the Beth-Ammonite, the Moabite, the Edomite. He says he laid siege to Jerusalem, which the Bible confirms, although it’s likely only his generals were there in person.