Sennacherib's Annals are the annals of the Assyrian king Sennacherib. They are found inscribed on a number of artifacts, and the final versions were found in three clay prisms inscribed with the same text: The Taylor Prism is one of the earliest cuneiform artifacts analysed in modern Assyriologyhaving been found a few years before the modern deciphering of cuneiform. The annals themselves are notable for describing his siege of Jerusalem during the reign of king Hezekiah.
This event is recorded in several books contained in the Bible including Isaiah chapters 33 and 36; 2 Kings The invasion is mentioned by Herodotuswho does not refer to Judea and says the invasion ended at Pelusium on the edge of the Nile Delta.
The prisms contain six paragraphs of cuneiform written in Akkadian. They are hexagonal in shape, made of red baked clay, and stand The Taylor prism is thought to have been found by Colonel Robert Taylor — in at Ninevehwhich was the ancient capital of the Assyrian Empire under Sennacherib, before its initial excavation by Botta and Layard more than a decade later.