THE archaeological site of Ras Shamra is situated a few kms east of the Mediterranean coast of Syria, and constitutes the remains of the ancient city of Ugarit. Minet el-Beida is the natural harbour that served Ugarit and which helped make this city so prosperous.
On a modern map, look for Latakia, on the Syrian coast, and Ras Shamra will be found a few kms to the north. I hope to put up some maps in the near future, but until then, take a look at our aerial shot of Latakia which is a part of our air tour to Syria (Museum and Tours page).
Ugarit in a Middle East perspective
(Image from Global Images GRASS GIS)