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This people comes to our notice in the inscriptions of Shalmaneser II and Tiglath-Pileser III, both kings of Assyria, and both of whom describe the Arkites as 'rebellious'. The Arkites were also known to the Egyptians, as mentioned in the Amarna tablets as the Irkata. Their city is known today as Tell-Arqa, a place that Thutmose III of Egypt refers to as Arkantu. The city was later known to the Romans as Cæsari Libani.
- In Search of ... the Origin of Nations by C.M. White. History Research Projects 2003.