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The Temple of Baal was the most important religious building in Ugarit. It stands on a mound, in the north-west of the Acropolis, overlooking the city. It must once have been a massive temple complex as it originally covered an area of 1 sq km.
It is now largely overgrown and in ruins and it is difficult to make out even the basic outline of the structure, from the scattered rubble that remains. But excavations have revealed that there was a stone staircase leading up to a courtyard, then another entrance to the cella or holy altar. If religious practices here were similar to those at the Temple of Baal in Baalbeck, then there would have been ritual sacrfices here.
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