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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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The Hittite Empire was the forefather of the Luwian states, such as Karkamish, Karatepe, and Sama'al.
He defected from Jarablus (an ISIL-held city a few kilometres from the Turkish border) to the town of Karkamish on the other side," he said from his base in Northern Syria.
Baskie indicated to other depictions in Mari and Karkamish area in north Syria which show the mechanism of making the harp and the lute since the old times.