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or Charchemish

[kahr-kuh-mish, kahr-kee-] /ˈkɑr kə mɪʃ, kɑrˈki-/
an ancient city in S Turkey, on the upper Euphrates: important city in the Mitanni kingdom; later the capital of the Hittite empire. Unabridged
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  • Carchemish would then be cah-chemul, the city of navigators, of merchants.

    Vestiges of the Mayas Augustus Le Plongeon
  • It is possible that the ruin of Carchemish dates from the battle.

    The Hittites A. H. Sayce
  • Even in a military point of view, there was to some extent a recovery from the disaster of Carchemish.

    Ancient Egypt George Rawlinson
  • From the cities of Carchemish I departed and approached the cities of Arame.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • That great mound of Carchemish needs to be thoroughly explored.

  • Copper implements: traces observed at Carchemish: to be looked for.

  • Carchemish was their great emporium, where merchants from afar congregated; it was consequently a city of merchants.

    Vestiges of the Mayas Augustus Le Plongeon
  • The history of their two southern capitals, Carchemish and Kadesh, broken and imperfect though it may be, is not an utter blank.

    The Hittites A. H. Sayce
  • This activity in building continued even after the disaster to the Egyptian arms at Carchemish.

  • Marching directly upon Carchemish, he attacked the Egyptian and defeated him with great slaughter.

British Dictionary definitions for Carchemish


/ˈkɑːkəmɪʃ; kɑːˈkiː-/
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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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