St Paul's Church, Antioch - 4thC AD. Recent excavations have revealed a 1st century building underneath the church, identified as a synagogue, probably the one in which Paul preached.
St Paul's Church, Antioch, looking northwest
Aqueduct, 1st Century AD
Aqueduct seen from Antioch
Wsstern Wall of Antioch
Theater at Antioch
Fountain and Pool, Antioch
Paul and Pisidian Antioch
Pisidian Antioch stood at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Aegean and Central Anatolian regions.
The acropolis has an area of 460,000 square metres (115 acres) and is surrounded by fortified defence walls. The Territorium of the city is estimated to have been approximately 1,400 km˛ in ancient times. According to the 1950 census, there were 40 villages with 50,000 people living in the area. The population during the Roman period must have been a little more than this. (Wikipaedia)
After the death of Alexander the Great, Antioch was founded as a military base to control Galatian attacks, but the Galatians were not finally subdued until the Province of Galatia was established by the Romans in 25BC and Antioch became part of it.
"Antioch was a capital city for many different cultures because of the economic, military and religious activities of the region. This is the reason why Paul of Tarsus gave his first sermon to the Gentiles (Acts 13:13–52}, and visited the city once on each of his missionary journeys, helping to make Antioch a center of Christianity in Anatolia." (Wikipaedia) Antioch became an important centre later in the Christian era.
The photos on the left show that Antioch was a major Hellenistic centre in Paul's day. CLICK ON PHOTOS for larger images, credits and excellent descriptions of their historical significance - most of these photos have a close connection with Paul. (Holy Land Photos.Org).
There is an excellent survey of the archaeological finds at Antioch HERE on Wikipaedia, but unfortunately no photos.