RSTI Web Map

Launch RSTI Web Map
Guide to the Web Map

The RSTI Web App is a geo-spatial interface for exploring the site of Ras Shamra-Ugarit.

What will you find here? Each dot on the map represents a find spot where an inscribed object was found. We do not intend to present much information beyond inscribed objects and find spots.


The map displays various regions of the site and the object find spots. Layers can be toggled in the Layer List, browsed in the attribute table at the bottom on the map window, and searched using the Query widget. See the Info widget in the map legend for more information.

A click on the map produces a pop up window. In most cases, this pop up window will display information about the various items located at your click. You may need to use the left/right arrow buttons to cycle through the various items available at that spot. For example, if you click on a find spot, the pop up will include information about the items found at that spot as well as the room or building.

Attribute table

The attribute table (appears as a table at the bottom of the screen) can be hidden/shown using the up/down arrow at the bottom of the screen. The tables are divided by map layers, e.g. Find Spots, Royal Palace, Acropolis, etc. Double-clicking a row in the table will find it on the map. Use "Zoom to" in the pop up window to frame the data. The tables include links to detailed information about the objects and texts, where available. Click on the pi.lib link in the OBJECT column to launch a new tab with available details.


The query widget in the map legend includes pre-configured searches. Choose one of the options, then provide some search criteria.


We present this map as a partially complete display of inscribed objects that will continue to evolve as we curate data in RSTI.