Arkite är´kīt [key], in the Bible, the Canaanite tribe centered around Arka or Arca, a town near the E Mediterranean Sea NE of Tripoli. Arka, called Arca Caesarea and Caesarea Libani by the Romans, was the birthplace of Alexander Severus it was vainly besieged by the Crusaders in 1099.

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