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  Battle of Carchemish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Carchemish was fought between the Egyptian army and the Babylonian army.
Egypt was allied with the Assyrians, and marched in 609 BC to their aid against the Babylonians.
The Egyptians were further delayed, so that when they met the full might of the Babylonian army led by Nebuchadrezzar II at Carchemish, the combined Egyptian and Assyrian forces were soundly defeated.
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 Carchemish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Around the end of the reign of Pharaoh Akhenaten, Carchemish was captured by king Suppiluliumas I of the Hittites (ca.
The patron of Carchemish under the Hittites was Kubaba, a goddess of apparently Hurrian origins.
After the Hittite empire fell to the Sea Peoples, Carchemish continued to be the capital of an important "Neo-Hittite" kingdom in the Iron Age, and important trade center.
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 Hittites, History Of the Ancient Hittites, Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
While Suppiluliumas was encamped before Carchemish, a messenger arrived from the queen of Egypt with a proposal that he should send one of his sons to become her husband.
Carchemish and Aleppo, however, remained loyal to the Hittites, enabling Mursilis to face a new threat from his possessions in southwestern Anatolia.
While the king was at Kummanni, he was joined by his brother Piyasilis, king of Carchemish, who was taken ill and died; his death sparked off a revolt in Syria supported by Egypt and Assyria, but the appearance of the king himself at the head of his imperial army proved sufficient to suppress it.
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Carchemish was strategically located on an important crossing of the Euphrates for caravans engaged in Syrian, Mesopotamian, and Anatolian trade.
At that time Carchemish was ruled by a king named Aplahanda and was a center for the timber trade, perhaps engaged in shipping timber from Anatolia down the Euphrates.
Around the end of the reign of Akhenaten, the Hittite king Suppiluliumas captured Carchemish and established his son Piyassilis (also called Shar-Kushukh) as its king.
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 Carchemish (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Later on, the Egyptian poet known as Pentaur refers to the people of Carchemish (Qarqamesa) as forming, with the men of Arvad, Aleppo and Gozan, part of "the host of the miserable king of the Hittites" (Hattu-sil), who fought against Rameses II at the battle of Kadesh.
The first Assyrian king to mention Carchemish is Tiglath-pileser I (circa 1268 BC), who states that he plundered "from the neighborhood of the land of Suhu (the Shuhites) as far as Carchemish of the land of Hattu" in one day.
The tribute paid by the Hittite king on this occasion is depicted on strip F of the bronze coverings of the gates of Balawat, which has four representations of the place--two in the upper and two in the lower row of reliefs.
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 Jerablus (Ancient Carchemish)
Though Carchemish has a very long history (it is mentioned in the Ebla texts of the 3rd millennium BC), it is as a part of the Hittite Empire of the Late Bronze Age and a 'Neo-Hittite' city of the Iron Age that it is most widely associated.
The great city of Carchemish was one of the most important in the Hittite Empire, during the Late Bronze Age.
Carchemish is mentioned in both the Ebla and Mari archives of the third and second millennia BC, and it was an important centre in the mid-second millennium kingdom of Mittani.
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 The Battle of Carchemish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Carchemish was the eastern capital of the ancient Hittite empire.
There were several battles fought at Carchemish, the most decisive of which is the so--called "Battle of Carchemish," in which the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar defeated the Egyptians, who were led by Pharaoh Necho.
The Battle of Carchemish was the end of the Assyrian Empire, and Egypt was reduced to a second--rate power.
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 carchemish - Holman Bible Dictionary on StudyLight.org
Carchemish is mentioned about 1800 B.C. as the capital of a kingdom in alliance with the Assyrian king Shamshi-adad I against Yahdun-lim, king of Mari.
Carchemish was a vassal and ally of the Hittite King Muwatallis against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II at the important battle of Kadesh in 1286 B.C. Following the destruction of the New Hittite Kingdom at the hands of the Sea Peoples shortly after 1200 B.C., Carchemish became the most important heir of the Hittite culture.
Carchemish again became the head of an independent kingdom and successfully resisted capture by the Assyrian Empire during the whole of its first period of expansion.
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 Carchemish -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A Turkish military base has been built on the Carchemish (The citadel in ancient Greek towns) acropolis, and access to the site is presently restricted.
In ancient times the city commanded the main ford across the (A river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf; was important in the development of several great civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia) Euphrates, a situation which must have contributed greatly to its historical and strategic importance.
The patron of Carchemish under the Hittites was (Click link for more info and facts about Kubaba) Kubaba, a goddess of apparently (Click link for more info and facts about Hurrian) Hurrian origins.
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The first relates to the kings of Carchemish and a second to the supposed achilles heel of all revisionist endeavors, the assumed synchronism between the Assyrian king Ashuruballit I and the Hittite king Supilluliumas I. The third, lest some observant reader should raise the issue, concerns the Mitanni.
Immediately after the army was sent to Carchemish under command of Sarri Kusuh in order to stave off an imminent threat from an unnamed Assyrian king, whom we identify as Shalmanezer III, who in 857 was quelling a revolt in the province of Bit-Adini east of the Euphrates.
Thus the capture of Carchemish is dated to the end of the reign of Suppiluliumas, a rather surprising turn of events, since the balance of North Syria was supposedly conquered by the Hittites in the early years of his kingship, at least thirty years before.
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Suppiluliumas returned immediately, captured Carchemish after an eight-day seige, captured Wassukani, and arranged affairs more to his liking: one son he installed as king of Aleppo, another as king of Carchemish, and in Wassukani he made a loyal son of Tushratta the king of a vassal buffer state between the Hittite and Assyrian empires.
According to Hittite history, it was during the seige of Carchemish that Suppiluliumas received a message from widowed Queen Ankhesenamun, asking him for one of his sons to be king of Egypt.
Fortunately for Mursilis, Carchemish and Aleppo remained loyal, so he was able to turn his attentions to successfully quelling the revolt in Arzawa with its satellite principalities Mira, Kuwaliya, Hapalla, and the "land of the River Seha".
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The overthrow of the Khattinians finally aroused once more the warlike spirit of the Hethite princes; a league was formed under the leadership of Sangara of Carchemish; but the degenerate Hethites, unable to withstand the Assyrian onslaught, were compelled to purchase peace by the payment of a heavy tribute (855).
Carchemish, however, was still in the hands of the Hethites.
It was, however, of no avail; in 717 Carchemish fell before Sargon, its king was made a prisoner, and its wealth and trade passed into the hands of the Assyrian colonists established there by the conqueror.
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 Consider   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
By the time of Telipinus, Hurrian kingdoms existed in southeastern Anatolia and in Syria (Kadesh, Carchemish, Kizzuwatna, perhaps also Ugarit), and the Egyptians from the south and the Mitanni/Hurrians from the east were converging on them.
Exploiting Egyptian passivity, the Hittites took Carchemish and Kadesh and penetrated Syria as far south as Lebanon, although again they did not manage to consolidate their hold over the northern Levantine coast, where under Ramses I Egyptian hegemony was re-established ca1295-1294.
Carchemish and Malatya were the more powerful Luwian city-states, but there were others such as Samal, Hama, and Azatiwada.
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These were placed behind the chariotry of Carchemish; the centre of the line were the 2000 standing troops of Hatti, on the right the 1000 spearmen of Kizzuwadna partly in the scrub and to the left 800 spearmen from Carchemish.
However, the foresight of Telepinus in placing the archers of Carchemish in ambush on the left was most quickly rewarded for the Egyptians sent their javelinmen of the right flank into the bushes and were most surprised to discover not the few they had expected but a host of 1000.
However, the cost was great for over three score of the maryannu of Carchemish lay dead upon the field amongst their foes and, seeing this, the rest turned to cowardly ways and fled unto the rear.
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 Chapter 4
It was not till after the defeat of the Egyptian army at Carchemish on the Euphrates in the fourth year of Jehoiakim (Jer.
We are informed merely that he set out for the Euphrates and Carchemish; but Josiah interfered with his plans, and we are left to conjecture as to whether he proceeded farther than Riblah.
Notice, it is not affirmed that Necho, or his army at least, did not reach the Euphrates, or that it did not capture Carchemish, in the first year or in the second year, or in the third year of Jehoiakim, but simply, that it is an assumption, an inference, that he did.
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From Carchemish comes a set of minute figures exquisitely carved in steatite or lapis lazuli set in gold caissons which, if it does not actually belong to the latter days of Hattusas, preserves its tradition, for the figures are those of the Yasilikaia rock-cut reliefs: similarly a gold amulet 0.025 m.
The aim of the artist is evident; he is combining the static dignity of monumental sculpture with the vividness of representational art, and the contrast between his work and the dullness of the long procession adjoining it is sufficient proof of his mastery.
It is true that at Carchemish some of the work of Asadaruas' time, especially certain figures on the staircase walls, betray Assyrian elements, but only at Carchemish are such eliminated by the artists of the following century; most of the Syro-Hittite sculptors were too indoctrinated in the style of the foreign overlords to regain freedom.
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 Comparing the Battle of Kadesh with the Battle of Carchemish - Pharaoh Ramses II with Pharaoh Necho
Near a fortress, surrounded on all sides by water; the fortress has a double wall and moats; it projects into a large stream; nearby is a sacred lake.
By the time the troops arrived in the region of Carchemish overpowering weariness may have set in.
Not only are these 9 points sufficient evidence but also the close chronological correlation and interlocking reigns of Ramses II, Nebuchadnezzar and King Jehoiakim of Judah demand the same need to revise ancient history and bring Ramses II into the time of Jeremiah.
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 Good News Bible Reading Program > JUNE 30, 2003 > United Church of God, an International Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This major blow at Carchemish was struck not by Nabopolassar personally, but by his young son and commander in chief, Nebuchadnezzar [who would very shortly become king of Babylon].
Until 1956, the "battle of Carchemish" rested entirely on biblical evidence, although Greek records indicated a major struggle.
Perhaps this was telling the Egyptians to retreat south (where Gilead was in relation to Carchemish) and nurse their wounds, as they actually did in a way, fleeing south to Hamath, their Syrian headquarters.
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 Photographs at Carchemish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The first British Museum excavation sat Carchemish in 1878 uncovered a great staircase bordered with carved slabs and inscriptions at the foot of the mound.
Hogarth naturally chose this as his starting point in the 1911 trial season, and began by clearing the area at the bottom of the staircase.
Excavations wee severely hampered by concrete foundations, the remains of a Roman temple, which had to be broken up and removed before the lower levels could be examined.
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Wiseman assumes that the defeat of Kimuhu was accomplished using only a residual Egyptian force, an opinion based in part on the extremely long time it took for the assault to succeed, four months compared with the two months or less that it had taken Nabopolassar to seize the city (from Egypt?) the previous year.
It is Carchemish, he argues, which provided the troops to retake Kimuhu, and to capture Quramati early in 606 B.C. He is correct on all points save one.
Apparently a garrison of troops was left at Carchemish to safeguard the area, a precaution necessitated by the threat of retaliation by the Medes and/or the Babylonians.
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 Hitttite Sculpture
Their racial affinities and their language are still a mystery, and, until we can read their inscriptions, we can know but little of their history and culture.
Carchemish on the Euphrates, Kadesh and Hamath on the Orontes, are the cities of which we read in Egyptian and Assyrian annals.
There are many other examples of this style of sculpture in this region of Syria, especially at Carchemish, where the Assyrian influence exercised an especially refining influence upon the native style.
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 Online Knowledge Explorer®/Encyclopedia Americana®   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
B.C. Carchemish was a fortress in the kingdom of Mitanni but was finally captured by the Hittite king Suppiluliumas (about 1340), who established one of his sons as ruler.
B.C. Nebuchadnezzar II's victory at Carchemish over Pharaoh Necho II (605) enabled Babylon to take over Assyrian territory in Syria.
In the Roman period Carchemish, under the name Europus, was still an important river crossing.
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 Baw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
After these two divisions were “treacherously” attacked, he succeeded to fight his way back to the divisions of Ptah and Sutekh that idled “on the south of the city Aranami” (their officers were farther to the south in a place called Baw (Poem of Pentaur 11:17, 18; Breasted, Ancient Records of Egypt III Sec.
In the section dealing with the position of Kadesh of the battle, it is shown that Kadesh was Carchemish; in the section dealing with the river (P)rnt it is shown that it was Prat, or Euphrates, and not Orontes.
Baw is today’s el-Bab on the road from Aleppo to Carchemish, Aranami or Aranima is Arima of today on the same road, north of el-Bab.
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 Types & Shadows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Jonah is the son of the widow of Zerapath that is raised to life in his soul.
Carchemish is the city of the god Chemose and he is the god of the Moabites and they picture for us the illigetimate sons born to Lots daughters.
Carchemish is a Syro-Hittite city on the Euphrates River and again we view the river of rebellion being dried up in this battle that results in our being born from above.
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