Only three deities of Karkemish can be identifed with certainty in the glyptic and textual evidence from the Middle Bronze Age. However few, their identities—the Mesopotamian Nergal, Anatolian Kubaba, and Hurrian Nubandag—are nonetheless highly informative, and seem to indicate that the city of Karkemish, located at the crossing of important trade routes, was a mixed cultural and religious center. Nergal was probably the city-god of Karkemish at that time. As such, he was also called Il-Karkamis, “God of Karkemish.”

The Deities of Karkemish in the Middle Bronze Age according to Glyptic and Textual Evidence

Gianni Marchesi;Nicolò Marchetti
2019

Abstract

Only three deities of Karkemish can be identifed with certainty in the glyptic and textual evidence from the Middle Bronze Age. However few, their identities—the Mesopotamian Nergal, Anatolian Kubaba, and Hurrian Nubandag—are nonetheless highly informative, and seem to indicate that the city of Karkemish, located at the crossing of important trade routes, was a mixed cultural and religious center. Nergal was probably the city-god of Karkemish at that time. As such, he was also called Il-Karkamis, “God of Karkemish.”
Pearls of the Past: Studies on Near Eastern Art and Archaeology in Honour of Frances Pinnock
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