Roman vessels, rooms found in Antioch, the 'cradle of Christianity' - report

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Roman vessels, rooms found in Antioch, the 'cradle of Christianity' - report
The ancient city of Antioch is one of the most important cities in the history of Christianity - in fact, it is supposedly in this city where the word "Christian" was first coined.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Published: OCTOBER 26, 2022

Turkish archaeologists managed to uncover rooms and clay vessels in the city dubbed the "cradle of Christianity," also known as Antioch, Turkish media outlet the Daily Sabah reported. The city, now known as Antakya or Antiocheia, is now the capital of Turkey's Hatay Province.

However, the ancient city of Antioch is one of the most important cities in the history of Christianity - in fact, it is supposedly in this city where the word "Christian" was first coined, according to the New Testament. Dating back to at least 300 BCE, the city had significant importance throughout the region due to its location making it a major trade hub and served as either a capital city or major metropolitan center for several empires and polities until its decline in the Middle Ages.

The city is also home to the Church of St. Pierre, named after St. Peter. This is one of the oldest churches in the world, with the oldest parts dating back to around the 4th century. Its location in Antioch also helped make it an important pilgrimage site for early Christians.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-720663
 
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