Essay about Ancient History (Sennacherib)

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Evaluate the ancient and modern interpretations of Sennacherib’s effectiveness as a ruler.
There are many ancient and modern interpretations about Sennacherib’s effectiveness as a ruler. Sennacherib was a king from 704 BCE up to 681BCE. He accomplished numerous things for Assyria such as, the expansion of the empire, build water supplies to the city and the gain of support from the gods to the Assyrian people. The ancient and modern interpretations provide many information’s about Sennacherib’s building projects, military and religious role. Sennacherib was a very effective ruler and this will be assessed throughout this essay.

The ancient and modern interpretations reveal significant information about Sennacherib’s
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This was one of Sennacherib’s characteristic as an effective ruler through building projects.

The ancient and modern interpretations reveal significant information about Sennacherib’s effectiveness as a ruler. Sennacherib was a very effective ruler; this is shown through the ancient and modern interpretations. Sennacherib was also effective ruler in military, as he held eight campaigns. Military is one of important part of being effective ruler. These campaigns are recorded on six sided clay prism as a foundation records to conserve Sennacherib’s victories for future and the gods. Sennacherib’s campaigns were against the Babylon, Judah, Egyptian and the Elamites. The military campaigns were located in the south, east and west. One of the ancient interpretations is the bible and it mentions some of Sennacherib’s campaign that he held. One of the sources is from 2 Kings 18.13 “In the 14th year of king Hezekaih, Sennacherib, king of Assyria, came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them”. This is one of the evidence that Sennacherib held a military campaign against Judah. This is a very significant source as it proves that Sennacherib held military campaigns and he achieved. Through military campaigns Sennacherib extends his empire and brought the empire many of the tribute and given booty. Prove of this information is from a source by Caption on a Lachish relief “Sennacherib, king of the world, king of Assyria, sat on a Nimedu throne (while) the booty
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