Ancient Hittite City on Turkish-Syrian Border Now Open for Excavation

Share/recommend this article:

Excerpt For nearly a century, the important site of ancient Carchemish on the banks of the upper Euphrates River has been closed to archaeological work due to military and safety concerns. Continue reading

Related Articles
Like this artice?

Our Ministry relies on the generosity of people like you. Every small donation helps us develop and publish great articles.

Please support ABR!

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover & PayPal

A royal Hittite city mentioned several times in the Bible (Jeremiah 46:2; 2 Chronicles 35:20), the site of Carchemish in southeastern Turkey is situated along the heavily-mined border zone that came to separate Turkey and Syria in the 1930s and 40s. But in recent years, Turkish authorities approved the de-mining of the site and now, with the removal of more than 1,200 landmines from the surface of the mound, Carchemish is again open for business. Archaeologists from Italy and Japan have already been granted permission to dig the site and excavations are expected to begin by the end of the year.

Associates for Biblical Research
  • PO Box 144, Akron, PA 17501
  • Phone: +1 717-859-3443
  • Toll Free: 1-800-430-0008
Friend ABR on Join us on Twitter Join us on Twitter