"Ancient Antioch" Hatay by iwys
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Hatay, also known as Antakya, is the biblical city of Antioch. The city was founded in 300 BC by a general from the army of Alexander the Great, Seleucos Nicator. It soon grew to become one of the most important cities in the Near East and a great centre of commerce, science and religion.
By 150 BC it was one of the largest cities in the world, with a population of more than half a million. It is here that St. Peter, St. Paul and St. Barnabas founded the Christian religion. It also has the oldest mosque in Turkey and an archaeological museum with one of the finest collections of Byzantine mosaics in the world.
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