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  1. Mar 31, 2014 · Illustration. This prism records the first eight campaigns of the Assyrian King Sennacherib (704-681 BCE). This six-sided baked clay document (or prism) was discovered at the Assyrian capital Nineveh, in an area known today as Nebi Yunus. It was acquired by Colonel R. Taylor, British Consul General at Baghdad, in 1830 CE, after whom it is named.

  2. Sennacherib's Annals are the annals of the Assyrian king Sennacherib.They are found inscribed on a number of artifacts, and the final versions were found in three clay prisms inscribed with the same text: the Taylor Prism is in the British Museum, the Oriental Institute Prism in the Oriental Institute of Chicago, and the Jerusalem Prism is in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

    • c. 690 BCE
    • Clay
  3. › collection › objectprism | British Museum

    Hexagonal clay prism, foundation record lists campaigns of Sennacherib until the start of his final war against Babylon, and includes a description of the tribute received from Hezekiah, King of Judah in 701 BC; 82 + 83 + 82 + 80 + 85 + 75 lines of inscription.

  4. Jun 5, 2019 · The cuneiform inscription on this octagonal (8 facets) clay prism narrates the military campaigns of the Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib (reigned 704 - 681 BCE). Neo-Assyrian period, early 7th century BCE. From Nineveh, in modern-day Ninawa Governorate, Iraq. On display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

  5. Sennacherib's Prism Reveals King Hezekiah. This six-sided hexagonal clay prism, commonly known as the Taylor Prism, was discovered among the ruins of Nineveh, the ancient capital of the Assyrian Empire. It contains the Annals of Sennacherib himself, the Assyrian king who had besieged Jerusalem in 701 BC during the reign of king Hezekiah.

  6. › collection › objectprism | British Museum

    Vaguely cylindrical clay prism: containing a foundation record of Sennacherib, written for burial at Nineveh in the foundations of the palace of Sennacherib. The prism is hollow, and manufactured like a pot. The text comprises ninety-five lines of cuneiform inscription.

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