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By Kevin McCarthy

this can be an illustrated background of 1 of the best towns in antiquity: Antioch at the Orontes or, easily, Antioch. From the time of Alexander the good within the 4th century BC throughout the time of the 1st Christians to the incursions of many conquering armies (Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Byzantines, Crusaders, Ottomans, and Turks) into the twenty first century, town has noticeable hundreds of thousands of citizens and viewers spend a lot time during this urban on the jap finish of the Mediterranean. however it has additionally suffered great harm within the dying and estate from earthquakes and different normal phenomena. at the present time the trendy Antioch, referred to as Antakya, is a provincial capital subsequent to a risky kingdom (Syria) that keeps to draw hard-working those who are looking to reside in concord with their buddies, it doesn't matter what their faith or political views are.

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