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.
in Context: The Land of Carchemish
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