A map of Phoenicia. This map depicts the borders of ancient Phoenicia, a many of its cities, the most important of which were Tyre, Sidon, and Biblos. The arrangement of cities along the Mediterranean displays the importance of the sea to the Phoenicians.
Ugaritic cuneiform outwardly resembles other cuneiform scripts and has a syllabic sound system such as Etruscan. Ugarit an independed Canaanite city-state flourished from C. 2600 BC until it was utterly destroyed in 1205 BC.
Here is a map to explain why so many Greek artifacts (in fact the best preserved) are found on today's south Italian, Turkish Aegean, Black Sea and North African soils, as well as, southern France and eastern Spain.