Definitions for ugaritˌu gəˈrit, ˌyu-

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U•ga•ritˌu gəˈrit, ˌyu-(n.)

  1. an ancient city on the site of modern Ras Shamra, in NW Syria, fl. 2nd millennium b.c.

    Category: Archaeology, Geography (places)


  1. Ugarit

    Ugarit was an ancient port city on the eastern Mediterranean at the Ras Shamra headland some 11 kilometres north of Latakia in northern Syria near modern Burj al-Qasab. Ugarit sent tribute to Egypt and maintained trade and diplomatic connections with Cyprus, documented in the archives recovered from the site and corroborated by Mycenaean and Cypriot pottery found there. The polity was at its height from ca. 1450 BC until 1200 BC.


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