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Safronov A. V. New Data on the Destruction of Ugarit. Izvestiya of Saratov University. New series. Series History. International Relations, 2019, vol. 19, iss. 4, pp. 454-458. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18500/1819-4907-2019-19-4-454-458


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New Data on the Destruction of Ugarit

Abstract

The article deals with the issue concerning the destruction of famous commercial city Ugarit in northern Syria (earthquake, enemy invasion). Based on the Akkadian letter RS 94.169 from Urtenu archives, the author joins the opinion that Ugarit was devastated by the Sea Peoples. In his view, this letter was written by the last king of Ugarit Ammurapi to the Pharaoh Ramses III to ask for military aid but not to the king of Carkemish, as the publishers of RS 94.169 believed. A sudden attack of the Sea Peoples prevented to send the letter to addressee. 

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