Definitions for eblaˈɛb lə, ˈi blə

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Eb•laˈɛb lə, ˈi blə(n.)

  1. an ancient city whose remains are located near Aleppo in present-day Syria, the site of the discovery in 1974–75 of cuneiform tablets documenting a culture of the 3rd millennium b .c .

    Category: Archaeology, Ancient History, Geography (places)

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  1. Ebla

    Ebla was an ancient city about 55 km southwest of Aleppo. It was an important city-state in two periods, first in the late third millennium BC, then again between 1800 and 1650 BC. The site is most famous for the Ebla tablets, an archive of about 20,000 cuneiform tablets found there, dated from around 2250 BC, written in Sumerian script to record the Eblaite language — a previously unknown language that is now the earliest attested Semitic language after the closely related Akkadian.

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