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Carchemish

or Charchemish

[kahr-kuh-mish, kahr-kee-] /ˈkɑr kə mɪʃ, kɑrˈki-/
noun
1.
an ancient city in S Turkey, on the upper Euphrates: important city in the Mitanni kingdom; later the capital of the Hittite empire.
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Carchemish

/ˈkɑːkəmɪʃ; kɑːˈkiː-/
noun
1.
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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