Corroborating different accounts is central to what historians do when trying to determine what happened in the past. Corroboration is often difficult for events in ancient history because of the incomplete nature of artifacts. In this lesson, students corroborate an excerpt from a cuneiform tablet and a passage from the Book of Kings about Sennacherib’s siege of Jerusalem in 701 BCE.
[PowerPoint file updated 4/27/22.]
Image: Relief of Sennacherib’s siege of Lachish in the Palace of Sennacherib. From the Hathi Trust Digital Library.