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Thessaloníki / Salonique

facts in brief

Part of William Heather map, 1810
Part of William Heather map, 1810

Facts in brief:

Founded by Cassander of Macedon in 4th cen. BCE; prospered as capital of Roman Macedon; noted for 2 epistles of St. Paul addressed to its inhabitants; was second in importance only to Constantinople in Byzantine Empire; ruled by Ottomans 1387-1912.

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