an ancient city in S Turkey, on the upper Euphrates: important city in the Mitanni kingdom; later the capital of the Hittite empire.
Historical Examples

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.
Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV John Lord

Copper implements: traces observed at Carchemish: to be looked for.
How to Observe in Archaeology Various

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.
Expositor’s Bible: The Book of Jeremiah William Henry Bennett

Marching directly upon Carchemish, he attacked the Egyptian and defeated him with great slaughter.
Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8 Various

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)

fortress of Chemosh, a city on the west bank of the Euphrates (Jer. 46:2; 2 Chr. 35:20), not, as was once supposed, the Circesium at the confluence of the Chebar and the Euphrates, but a city considerably higher up the river, and commanding the ordinary passage of the Euphrates; probably identical with Hierapolis. It was the capital of the kingdom of the northern Hittites. The Babylonian army, under Nebuchadnezzar, the son of Nabopolassar, here met and conquered the army of Pharaoh-necho, king of Egypt (B.C. 607). It is mentioned in monuments in B.C. 1600 and down to B.C. 717.


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