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Antioch
Antioch on the Orontes was an ancient city on the eastern side of the Orontes River. It is near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey.Founded near the end of the 4th century BC by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals, Antioch eventually rivaled Alexandria as the chief city of the Near East and was a cradle of Gentile Christianity...
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362
10.22.362
A mysterious fire destroys the temple of Apollo at Daphne outside Antioch.
363
3.5.363
Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death.
526
5.20.526
An earthquake kills about 300,000 people in Syria and Antiochia.
5.31.526
A devastating earthquake strikes Antioch, Turkey, killing 250,000.
969
10.29.969
Byzantine troops occupy Antioch Syria
1098
6.3.1098
First Crusade: Antioch falls to the crusaders after an eight-month siege.