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 (kär′kə-mĭsh′, kär-kē′mĭsh)
An ancient Hittite and Assyrian city on the Euphrates River in present-day southern Turkey. Nebuchadnezzar II defeated the Egyptians here in 605 bc.
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(ˈkɑːkəmɪʃ; kɑːˈkiː-)
(Placename) an ancient city in Syria on the Euphrates, lying on major trade routes; site of a victory of the Babylonians over the Egyptians (605 bc)
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(ˈkɑr kə mɪʃ, kɑrˈki-)

an ancient city in what is now S Turkey, on the upper Euphrates: a chief Hittite city.
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Initially, these kingdoms may have been loosely controlled by the Great King of Carchemish in Syria--a regional capital in the days of empire--who was a tangential member of the Hittite royal family.
Ahiram's reliefs continue the iconographic traditions of Syria and Palestine as well as of New Kingdom Egypt, but they have assumed the simplified, heavy forms found on the reliefs of Carchemish and of Ashurnasirpal II of the ninth century B.C.
Therefore, in order to ward off Egyptian imperial ambitions in the area, as Egypt was the one power that Hatti still feared by 1330 BC (Babylon was an ally by then), Suppiluliuma took away two states, Carchemish and Aleppo from the native dynasties and gave them to two of his sons.
Faulkner's GARP team reported: "It is likely that Lawrence formed a close relationship with a young Arab called Dahoum during his time at Carchemish and that this proved to be the most important sexual relationship of his life.
Carchemish in Context: The Land of Carchemish Project, 2006-2010
The battle of Carchemish in 605 sealed the demise of the Assyrian Empire.
Syro-Hittite monumental art and the archaeology of performance; the stone reliefs at Carchemish and Zincirli in the earlier first millennium BCE.
Thutmose's most bold exploit took the Egyptian army, dragging rafts for the eventual river crossing, all the way from the Lebanese coast to Carchemish, a Mitanni city on the banks of the Euphrates near the border of modern Syria and Turkey.
He went to work on the excavations at Carchemish in Syria, then on an archaeological dig, staying in the country from 1911 to 1914, learning Arabic.
It wasn't surprising that Lawrence ventured there after graduating in 1910 to work on an archaeological dig in Carchemish, Syria.