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... I Theos of Commangene, a direct descendant of Seleucus I Nicator, rule of the city. Antiochus I Theos was a loyal ally of Rome and Seleucia enjoyed a substantial degree of independence and autonomy under Roman rule. They printed their own money and handled their own civil legislation and governing. The city is estimated to have had ~30,000 people during the Roman period.
Aside from Christian missionaries Barnabas and Paul (also called Saul), several Roman emperors ...
... a few words, but they were adorable.
Another big reason for us to come to Antakya is the Antakya Archaeology Museum. They have the world's largest collection of mosaics. The only downside was that some of the museum was closed for renovation. It's unknown at this time when the rest of the museum or St. Peter's Church will reopen.
We also gave ourselves a little day trip to Harbiye where they have ...
... didn't take long for us to be hopelessly lost in the tiny streets of Old Town. But eventually, with the help of kind locals, we found the place. A sign board next to large wooden door indicated that it was closed till 3 pm, another 30 minutes. We decided to grab a snack. We read that they know all about hummus here! On the way through the bazaar we checked out another pension just in case. After seeing it, we ...
... goldsmith I was after, a fella named Aurelius Bluth. "Good mornin'," said Aurelius to me. "Always is," I replied. "What'll it be Rafael?" he asked. "Something for Malik," I said, "I haven't seen him in a while." "That ain't too peachy," said Aurelius, "where do you suppose he's at?" "I was fixin' to find him at his house," I said putting a stack of coins in the smith's hand, "covered in dames and wine." "No better place for a man to be," he said, looking on his shelf for ...
... gobbledygook! I wasn't going to tell her!
I wandered the town, markets and some sights. An hour in the museum where the security guard took a fancy to me and followed me around.
I then said my farewells to to the Ates family and boarded a bus bound for Aleppo, Syria.
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