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Antakya / Antioch on the Orontes

facts in brief

Part of   Vidal's map, 1855
Part of Vidal's map, 1855

Facts in brief:

Greek city; Early Christian base of St. Paul ca. AD 47-55; part of Arab caliphate from 637; returned to Byzantine Empire 969; then ruled by Seljuq Turks (1084), Crusaders (1098), & Mamluks (1268); has been repeatedly destroyed by earthquakes, & rebuilt.

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