CONSTRUCTING THE ASSYRIAN SIEGE RAMP AT LACHISH: TEXTS, ICONOGRAPHY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY

Yosef Garfinkel*, Jon W. Carroll, Michael Pytlik, Madeleine Mumcuoglu

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Abstract

This research examines the Assyrian siege ramp at Lachish, the only such known from the ancient Near East and the oldest in the world. The combination of different sources (texts, iconography and archaeology) enables us to reconstruct how this monumental war installation was erected. We used photogrammetric analysis, facilitated through small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) imagery, to digitally map the landscape and evaluate different potential scenarios with regard to the construction and use of the ramp.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)417-439
Number of pages23
JournalOxford Journal of Archaeology
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2021

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