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Ras Ibn Hani

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Ras Ibn Hani (رأس ابن هاني), Ugaritic Raʾšu, is a small cape located north of Latakia, Syria on the Mediterranean Sea. It is an important archaeological site as it was occupied almost continuously from the late Bronze Age until Byzantine times. The site now is in a major resort area called the Cote d'Azur of Syria. History This coastal site lies a two-hour walk from the site of Bronze Age Ugarit. During the middle of the 14th-century BC, a golden age began for Ugarit after stable borders had been achieved through treaties with the Egyptians. During this phase of expansion, a second residence for the king, for example as a summer palace (south palace), and a residence for queen Ahatmilku were built. There were probably fewer than the 6,000 to 8,000 inhabitants who, according to estimates, lived there in the 13th century BC. However, it survived in modest fashion Ugarit's collapse at the end of the Bronze Age: "Ugarit's inhabitants dispersed, but no crisis
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