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Summary

OmnesViae import TPPlace2584. Carchemish – Kargamiš - Karkemish

Class:

  • City
  • invisible
  • Location ± 5-25 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Battle of Carchemish in 605 BC.

Part of the Egyptian-Babylonian wars.

Karkemish

A Stele by Suhi I from Karkemish

Carchemish – Kargamiš - Karkemish

Lower Palace. Europos

Carchemish – Kargamiš - Karkemish

Karkemish outer town

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Karkemish has been inhabited since Neolithic times. It’s a place of strategic importance – controlled the main ford across the Euphrate. Karkamish may have been first occupied by Hittites for a short in XVIth century BC while during Mursili I. Later in the XV-XIV centuries  remained under Mitanni - Hurri  domination. Ca 1330 Supiliuluma I ca. (1370–1330 BC) made it into a vassal kingdom.

The site consists of a citadel, an inner town, and an outer town.

Sources:

  1. http://www.disci.unibo.it/it/ricerca/archeologia/progetti-di-ricerca-1/progetto-karkemish
  2. Getzel M. Cohen, The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa, University of California Pres 2006, pp. 169-171
  3. Nicolò Marchetti eds., Karkemish. An Ancient Capital on the Euphrates. OrientLab 2, Bologna Ante Quem 2014 - http://www.orientlab.net/pubs/pdf/Karkemish_OrientLab2_lt.pdf