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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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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
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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.
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.
El control de poblaciones centralizadas en lo politico y militar, tales como las de Carchemish, Mitanni, Ugarit, entre otras, que se encontraban al sur del Imperio hitita, exigio la concentracion en la zona de la mayor parte de recursos humanos, militares y economicos.
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.