from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient city of western Syria on the Mediterranean Sea. It flourished as a trade center from c. 1450 to 1195 B.C. but was destroyed soon after by an earthquake. Excavation of the ruins (beginning in 1929) has unearthed important cuneiform tablets.


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  • They were also closely ethnically, linguistically and genetically related to the Canaanites neighbors immediately to the North around the Northern border of modern Syria on the Mediterranean coast in Ugarit.

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  • An image released by a group called Ugarit News purporting to show tanks moving along a road in Deraa, Syria Photograph: AP

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  • I've read it.. and the documentation and keep telling myself, it's called "Ugarit", but I just can't help reading it as "Uragit" youre-a-git.

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  • Associated Press Amateur video made available by Ugarit News group shows protesters gathered at an antiregime protest in Hama, Syria, on Friday.

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  • I remember the unironic title of a conference paper I once heard, “The Theme of the Sacred Mountain at Ugarit and in the Hebrew Bible: An Overview of Recent Scholarship.”

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  • In Psalm 82, it is the God of Israel who presides over the council, just as the god Anu presided over a similar assembly in Mesopotamia and the god El held court in the mythology of ancient Ugarit.

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  • This is because of the clay tablets which have been found since 1929 in the ruins of the town of Ugarit, near the Mediterranean Sea in what is now Syria.

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  • Lebanese nationalists always consider their ancestors the first population having a recorded living history and civilization on the coasts of the eastern Mediterranean, mostly in the ancient Phoenician cities of Byblos, Tyr, Sidon, and Ugarit.

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