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Definition

Ugarit was an important sea port city in the Northern Levant. Though never a world power, Ugarit was a key economic center in the Ancient Near East, serving as a major trade center between Egypt and the major powers of Bronze Age Asia Minor and Mesopotamia.

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Timeline

  • c. 6000 BCE
    First fortified settlement at Ugarit.
  • c. 1600 BCE - c. 1200 BCE
    Ugarit has close ties with Egypt and Cyprus.
  • c. 1450 BCE - 1200 BCE
    The city of Ugarit flourishes.
  • c. 1400 BCE
    Ugaritic alphabet of 30 letters is invented.
  • c. 1350 BCE - c. 1315 BCE
    Reign of Niqmaddu II of Ugarit.
  • c. 1350 BCE
    Treaty between Niqmaddu II of Ugarit and Aziru of Amurru.
  • c. 1340 BCE - 1300 BCE
    Ugarit comes under Hittite control.
  • c. 1315 BCE - c. 1313 BCE
    Reign of Aarhalbu of Ugarit.
  • c. 1313 BCE - c. 1260 BCE
    Reign of Niqmepa of Ugarit.
  • c. 1260 BCE - c. 1235 BCE
    Reign of Ammistamru II of Ugarit.
  • c. 1235 BCE - c. 1222 BCE
    Reign of Ibiranu of Ugarit.
  • c. 1222 BCE - c. 1215 BCE
    Reign of Niqmaddu III of Ugarit.
  • c. 1215 BCE - c. 1185 BCE
    Reign of Ammurapi of Ugarit.
  • c. 1190 BCE
    Ugarit is destroyed by the Sea Peoples.
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