705 BC – Sennacherib was born.
703 BC – His first campaign took place against the chaldean Merodach-Baladan II who had seized the throne of Babylon and gathered an alliance supported by Chaldeans, Arameans, and Elam.
701 BC – A rebellion backed by Egypt and Babylonia broke out in Judah and was led by Hezekiah.
703 BC – He had built a palace complete with park and artificial irrigation he called his new home ‘The palace without rival’.
700 BC – The Assyrian army returned to fight the rebels in the marshes again.
694 BC – Another campaign was led, six years later, to destroy the Elamite base on the shore of the Persian Gulf.
693 BC – The Assyrians fought their way back north and captured various cities.
690 BC – He also constructed the first ever aqueduct, at Jerwan which supplied the large demand of water in Nineveh.
691 BC – The last great battle was fought with an uncertain result which enabled Mushezib-Marduk to remain on the throne for another two years.
689 BC – This was only a brief respite because shortly afterwards Babylon was besieged.
681 BC – Sennnacherib died.