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Why is the Ancient Greek City of Antioch Special to Indians?

Indians have a special connection with the ancient city of Antioch. The city, now part of Turkey, was renamed Antakya but their connection with it is fleeting at best when compared to the Greeks and Syrians, taking a chronological...

Seleucids: The Rivals of Cleopatra’s Dynasty

Cleopatra VII Philopator is one of the most famous figures of antiquity, but few people are familiar with the fascinating history of her ancestors. The Ptolemaic Dynasty, to which she belonged, was founded by Ptolemy I Soter, one of the...

The Glorious History of the Ancient Greek City of Antioch

Antioch on the Orontes, an ancient Greek city on the eastern side of the Orontes River, was one of the most glorious of all the Greek cities in the world. Home to hundreds of thousands of people in its golden...

Greek Descendants of the Seleucid Dynasty in Today’s Kyrgyzstan

The Seleucid Dynasty, founded by Seleucus I Nicator ("the Victor"), a general who served under Alexander the Great, the Greek ruler of the kingdom of Macedonia, has descendants in today's Kyrgyzstan—2,300 years later. Kubanychbek Kendirbaev, a history researcher and director...

Ancient Greek Mosaic Celebrates the Joy of Life

A magnificent ancient Greek mosaic discovered in Hatay, Turkey continues to amaze archaeologists and historians attempting to ascertain the exact meaning of its images and inscriptions. The floor mosaic, which was found in the Hatay Province, located on the Turkish-Syrian...

Earthquakes that Devastated Asia Minor in the Ancient Times

The recent earthquake tragedy to strike Turkey was not the first of its kind. Even in ancient times, the territory now known as Turkey was struck by numerous earthquakes. Some of them were devastating to the ancient nations that...

Greek Couple Found Dead in Antioch After Earthquake in Turkey

A Greek couple with dual citizenship has been found dead in the city of Antioch (Turkish: Antakya), which has been affected badly by the earthquake which devastated parts of Turkey and Syria on Monday. Thousands of people have been killed...

Frantic Search for Missing Greek Couple After Turkey Earthquake

Rescuers are searching in the rubble of a building in the city of Antioch (Turkish: Antakya) where a Greek couple is believed to have been buried after the deadly earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on Monday. Greek diplomats in...