American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient city of southwest Asia near the site of present-day Aleppo, Syria. The cuneiform Ebla Tablets, discovered from 1974 to 1975, describe a thriving third-millennium B.C. civilization centered around the city.
“Idris Ebla is famous for being on the The Wire, why would you reference 28 Weeks later and a small role on The Office?”
“Suncor Energy of Canada, part of Petro-Canada: stake in Ebla Petroleum.”
“The show brings together some 350 artifacts from a number of major sites — Mari, Ebla, and Byblos; Mycenae, Akrotiri, and Phaistos; and the Valley of the Kings, to name just a few — that clearly illustrate the extent to which artistic expression and craftsmanship were influenced by an increasingly international landscape.”
“Ebla documents contain separate terms for dancers and singers, whom Oates regards as unlikely sources of the Nagar skeleton.”
“Cuneiform texts from Ebla, a nearby site from the same time period, refer to individuals from Nagar known as húb.”
“Salat Ousman, his wife Ebla (ph) and their five children have made the seven kilometer trek from their hut.”
“Ebla prepares a quick meal of rice and beans, which she serves to her hungry family, before she feeds 9-month-old Saleem (ph) and finally herself.”
“Ousman chats with the other men as Ebla waits in line.”
“* A new carnival of interest: volume 1 of the Biblical Studies Carnival is up at "Ebla Logs" Hat-tip: EMN”
“In the mid-third millennium the region was dominated by Ebla.”
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