A chronological list of sieges follows.
A military siege is a prolonged military assault and blockade on a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition.
The Burning of Troy (c.1200 BC) oil painting by Johann Georg Trautmann (1759/62)
Fall of Nineveh (612 BC), painting by John Martin (1829)
Jerusalem Delivered from Sennacherib (701 BC), woodcut by Julius Schnorr von Karolsfeld (1860)
A police siege is a standoff between law enforcement officers and armed criminals, suspects, or protesters.