Ugarit. (n.d.). In YourDictionary. Retrieved from https://www.yourdictionary.com/ugarit
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.