Ugarit(redirected from Ras Shamrah)
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An ancient city of western Syria on the Mediterranean Sea. It flourished as a trade center from c. 1450 to 1195 bc but was destroyed soon after, possibly by an earthquake. Excavation of the ruins (beginning in 1929) has unearthed important cuneiform tablets.
U•ga•rit(ˌu gəˈrit, ˌyu-)
an ancient city on the site of modern Ras Shamra, in NW Syria, fl. 2nd millennium b.c.