Ugaritic cuneiform was named after Ugarit, the city state where it was used in what is now Syria. It was probably created sometime during the 14th century BC.
Ugaritic, a Semitic language closely related to Phoenician which was spoken in the city state of Ugarit in northern Syria. Ugarit flourished from the 14th century BC until 1180/70 BC, when it was destroyed.
The city was rediscovered in 1928 by a peasant whose plow uncovered an ancient tomb near Ras Shamrah in northern Syria. A group of French archaeologists led by Claude F.A. Schaeffer started excavating the city in 1929.
Information about the city of Ugarit
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