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in the footsteps of paul
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 Introduction
 Tarsus (Birth - 30CE)
 Jerusalem (30-34)
 Antioch (34-43)
 Spreading the Word (43-48)
 The Wider World (49-50)
 Corinth (50-52)
 Ephesus (52-56)
 Into the Fire (56-70)
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Tunnel of Titus
Tunnel of Titus
(photo courtesy Ministry of Tourism, Ankara)

Modern Antakya
Modern Antakya
(photo courtesy Ministry of Tourism, Ankara)

Church of St. Peter
Church of St. Peter
(photo courtesy Ministry of Tourism, Ankara)


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odern Antakya is the capital of Hatay province, Turkey. Apart from some sections of ancient walls and aqueduct, the ancient city of Antioch has been superceded by the modern city. However, the Archeological museum has one of the best collections of late Roman mosaics in the world. South of Antakya is Daphne, where Romans built villas and gardens in a suburb of Antioch. The natural spring was a sanctuary to Apollo, and the site of many myths, including the Judgment of Paris and the nymph Daphne's escape from Apollo. In the port city of Seleucia Pieria, there is a tunnel built by Vespasian and Titus to divert the Orontes River and minimize flood damage.

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