A relief of the palace of Sennacherib at Kuyundshik (p. 106) shows us the king in the camp at Lachish.
But they pursued him thither, and even Lachish would not protect him.
As nothing is said of the capture of Gezer, this must refer only to the force which went to the aid of Lachish.
In the south-west only, Lachish and Azeka offered opposition.
At Lachish, Petrie found massive city walls, though he did not describe them in detail.
Lachish, a very ancient city, was captured by the Hebrews when they first came into Palestine.
He had therefore established his headquarters at Lachish, and did not superintend the final operations against the city.
Lachish was evidently a very strong city, and it is so depicted in the palace-tablets at Kouyunjik.
Zimrida of Lachish must be distinguished from another Canaanite of the same name who was governor of Sidon.
The Phoenician pottery which I found at Lachish is also found here, so we now have a firm dating for all these styles.