Antiochia ad Taurum

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Antiochia ad Taurum (Ancient Greek: Αντιόχεια του Ταύρου; "Antiochia in the Taurus") was an ancient Hellenistic city in the Taurus Mountains of Cilicia (later Commagene province), Anatolia.[1] Most modern scholars locate Antiochia ad Taurum at or near Gaziantep, Gaziantep Province, Turkey (formerly called Aïntab),[2][3][4] although past scholars tried to associate it with Aleppo (formerly Halab), Syria.[5]

Coins were minted at Antiochia ad Taurum.[6]

Antiochia ad Taurum was Christianized early and formed a bishopric see in Commagene.[7]

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  • Bouillet Chassang, Dictionnaire universel d'histoire et de géographie ("Aintab")
  1. ^ [1] Archived July 9, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Anna Teresa Serventi (1957). "Una statuetta hiittita". Rivista Degli Studi Orientali (in Italian). 32: 241–246. JSTOR 41922836. Aintab, Gazi Antep in Turkish, about 80 km. North-Northeast from Aleppo and about forty km. from the Syrian-Turkish border, is commonly held to be the site of Antiochia ad Taurum
  3. ^ "303-304 (Nordisk familjebok / 1800-talsutgåvan. 1. A - Barograf)". 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  4. ^ [2] Archived August 11, 2004, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ E. Halley (1695). "Some Account of the Ancient State of the City of Palmyra, with Short Remarks upon the Inscriptions Found there". Philosophical Transactions. The Royal Society. 19 (218): 160–175. doi:10.1098/rstl.1695.0023. JSTOR 102291.
  6. ^ "WildWinds' Geographical Index of Greek Mints, Rulers & Tribes". Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  7. ^ "Universität Mannheim - Homepage". Archived from the original on 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2015-09-19.

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