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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.


(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)


(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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Contract Awarded for of Gaziantep Carchemish Dam and Hepp Repair.
Tell Hamoukar, Tell Mozan and Carchemish have also revealed similar LC 3 layers, along with isolated Ubaid and even Halaf sherds ('Woolley 1934; Buccellati & Kelly-Buccellati 1988; Gibson et al.
The author's reason for upholding the notion of distinctly "Neo-Hittite" states apparently lies in his hypothesis that the ruling elites in these kingdoms had direct links with the old ruling class of the Hittite empire, as appointees or descendants of either the viceregal line in Carchemish or other surviving branches of the Hittite royal family (pp.
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.
Both men wrote about their explorations: Lawrence in Crusader Castles, Carchemish and The Wilderness of Zin; Almasy in scholarly papers and monographs.
His early work in the field included excavations at Carchemish (1912-14) and the Egyptian site of Tel-el-Amarna (1921-22).
Gilibert, Syro-Hittite Monumental Art and the Archaeology of Performance: The Stone Reliefs at Carchemish and Zincirli in the Earlier First Millennium BCE (New York: de Gruyter, 2011).
Chronicles offers the following version: King Neco of Egypt came up to fight at Carchemish on the Euphrates, and Josiah went out against him.
Salvage project of the archaeological heritage of the Iksu and Carchemish dam reservoirs.