Near Lachish in Lakhish Regional Council, Southern District, Israel
Might and Authority - the Royal Palace
The palace was constructed in three stages during the ninth and eighth centuries BCE, during which it was extended to the south and east.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 701.
Location. 31° 33.866′ N, 34° 50.89′ E. Marker is near Lachish, Southern District, in Lakhish Regional Council. Marker can be reached from Southern District Route 3415 2.3 kilometersTouch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Testimony to Approaching Disaster - the Lachish Letters (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the City Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Confronting Enemy Threats - the City’s Fortifications (within shouting distance of this marker); Artist's Rendering of the City Gate (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Tel Lachish National Park (about 120 meters away); Assault by Sennacherib's Army (about 120 meters away); Tel Azekah (approx. 17.2 kilometers away in Jerusalem District).
More about this marker. Regarding the marker itself, there is a vertical timeline on the left side of the marker that runs from 1029 BCE to 586 BCE. The timeline identifies the years 1029 to 928 BCE as being the era of the Kingdoms of Saul, David and Solomon. Then, the years 928 to 720 BCE as being the era of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah. And then, the years 720 to 586 as being the era of the Kingdom of Judah, with the notation that the destruction of the First Temple takes place in 586 BCE. This timeline also includes a short highlighted parallel timeline that identifies the years 727 to 698 BCE as being the time of the Kingdom of Hezekiah, with the notation that the year 701 BCE was the year of Sennacherib's conquest of Lachish.
Regarding the marker location, in 2019, because I traveled to Israel as part of a tour group, taking pictures of historical markers and recording location information for each marker that I photographed was a difficult assignment. Then too, having two bad knees and walking with a cane made keeping up with my tour group, much less recording location information as well, even more difficult. So I am using my Google Map skills, from at home, to provide the needed location information and map coordinates. Anyone that visits these markers is welcomed, and encouraged, to improve on the provided information.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 24, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.