Ugarit

[oo-guh-reet, yoo-]
noun
  1. an ancient city in Syria, N of Latakia, on the site of modern Ras Shamra: destroyed by an earthquake early in the 13th century b.c.; excavations have yielded tablets written in cuneiform and hieroglyphic script that reveal important information on Canaanite mythology.
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