Ugarit

Ugarit

Ugarit was an ancient port city, the ruins of which are located at what is now called Ras Shamra, a headland in northern Syria. Ugarit was important because it was both a port and at the entrance of the inland trade route to the Euphrates and Tigris lands. The city reached its heyday between 1800 and 1200 BC, when it ruled a trade-based coastal kingdom.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Latakia Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ugaritic kingdom

Later Cultures: Ugaritic kingdom

Site Features: Ugaritic kingdom Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Ugrarit (Tell Shamra)

Date of Submission: 1999

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