Paolo Matthiae, Ebla: An Empire Rediscovered (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1977); rev. ed., Ebla: Un impero ritrovato (Turin: Giulio Einaudi, 1989). His most recent account in English is “Masterpieces of Early and Old Syrian Art: Discoveries of the 1988 Ebla Excavations in a Historical Perspective,” 1989 Mortimer Wheeler Archaeological Lecture, in Proceedings of the British Academy 75, pp. 25–56.