Biblical and Historical Sites

Seleucia

Seleucia

Seleucus I Nicator of Syria [who had been one of the generals of Alexander the Great] founded Seleucia Pieria in 301 B.C.E. as a port for his capital in Antioch.  The city became one of the “Syrian Tetrapolis,” designed to promote Hellenistic culture in Syria.  It was then an important political, military, and economic game piece in […]

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