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Lachish

(lā`kĭsh), city, S ancient Palestine, SW of Jerusalem, in present-day Israel. It is mentioned in the Tell el AmarnaTell el Amarna
or Tel el Amarna
, ancient locality, Egypt, near the Nile and c.60 mi (100 km) N of Asyut. Ikhnaton's capital, Akhetaton, was in Tell el Amarna. About 400 tablets with inscriptions in Akkadian cuneiform were found there in 1887.
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 letters and was one of the Amorite cities allied against the Gibeonites and destroyed by Joshua. Rehoboam fortified it, and Amaziah was murdered there. It was besieged (701 B.C.) by Sennacherib. Later, Micah denounced it. Excavations were begun in 1935; they show that Lachish had been populated since c.3200 B.C. and was a thriving community as early as the 17th cent. B.C. The finds include 21 ostraca, or potsherds, written in ink. They were written (c.589 B.C.) in Hebrew by local commanders to their officers when Lachish was being threatened by the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar. The letters are of great linguistic and historic value. Lachish is frequently mentioned in the Bible (Joshua 10; 15.39; 2 Kings 14.19; 18.14, 17; 19.8; 2 Chron. 11.9; Neh. 11.30; Micah 1.13).

Lachish

 

in antiquity, a city in southern Palestine (present-day Tell ed Duweir). Founded in the second millennium B.C., Lachish was an important fortified point on the southern border of the Kingdom of Judah.

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Orthography aside, in the case of the Lachish ostracon, if one were to argue for the possibility of an asseverative force here, it would be awkward in this context, since in all likelihood the letter records the appeal of an inferior to his superior.
Since Megiddo K-6 still existed in the days of Ramesses VI (a base of a statue carrying his name was found at the site--Breasted 1948) and as Lachish VI still existed in the days of Ramesses IV (a scarab carrying his name originated from this layer--Krauss 1994), the collapse of the Egypto-Canaanite system of the Late Bronze III could not have taken place before 1141 for Megiddo (accession of Ramesses VI) and 1151 for Lachish (accession of Ramesses IV).
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Topics addressed by the 12 papers collected include the process of Israelite identity building in light of recent finds at Tel Beth- Shemesh, the use of the site of Jezreel for establishing the chronology of ancient Israel, chronological implications of Aegean- style pottery and associated assemblages, using archaeology to write history, Canaanite continuity at Megiddo, south-central Jordan and regional change in material culture, state formation in Iron Age Judah, and evidence from Megiddo and Lachish concerning the date of Philistine settlement in the coastal plains.
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Some accused US occupation forces and the same Israeli gangs of damaging and obliterating Iraqi archaeological sites, especially in Babylon, and in particular those that document the military campaigns of Sennacherib, his father Sargon, Assurbanipal and Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon to besiege the cities of Lachish, Samaria and Jerusalem - a fact asserted by the UNESCO organization on several occasions.