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Ancient Syrian Antioch (Antakya in Turkey)
Seventeen ancient cities in [present day] Turkey were named Antioch but only two are remembered by any but scholars today. One is modern day Antakya (located in ancient Syria) and the other is Antioch in Pisidia .....
An ancient city near the River Orontes in Ancient Syria. The plain of Antioch was occupied from the Neolithic onwards but the city itself was founded in 300 BC by the Greek General Seleucus I after the death of Alexander the Great. Antioch was one of the two capitals of the Parthian Empire and was populated by indigenous groups and Greek colonists. It became a Roman city in 64 BC and was made the administrarive capital of the Roman Province of Syria .....
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