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    An Antioch Tour

    by FAIRYCHIMNEY Written Apr 11, 2007

    Briefly Antioch ; for those who are short in time

    DAY 1 KAYSERÝ-ANTIOCH ON A OVERNIGHT BUS
    DAY 2 ARRIVAL AT ANTIOCH TRANSFER TO SAMANDAG
    DAY 3 FULL DAY CHILL OUT ON THE BEACH(reading,eating,drinking….)
    DAY 4 VISITING TITUS TUNNEL,ANCIENT RUINS,VAKIFLI-Armenian-VILLAGE
    DAY 5 FULL DAY IN ANTIOCH CITY CENTRE (Mosaic Museum , St. Peter Chruch,A real lunch experience (and dessert)On the way back to Samandað : St. Simeon church.

    STILL DAY 5 INVADE IN A ARABIC WEDDING SEREMONY-WHICH WAS FUN

    DAY 6 ALL DAY CHILL OUT AGAIN , WE DONT WANT TO LEAVE BUT HAD TO GO…

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    St. Peter's Church

    by midnight_mike Written Jun 17, 2006

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    The surprising thing about one of Christianity's most sacred sights is that it gets few visitors. When I visited St. Peter's Church, there was no one else there.

    The church is a cave naturally carved out of the mountains. It was a secret meeting place for early Christians. While residing in Antioch from 47-54 A.D, St. Peter preached and taught in the cave. It is now recognized as being Christianity's first church. The apostles Paul and Barnabas were also among the group of early Christians who preached there. One of the key features of the cave was a tunnel which provided an escape route in case of danger. The small tunnel, which still exists, leads upward about 50 feet above the church. There is also a natural spring inside the cave.

    When the Crusaders captured Antioch in 1098, they built the external facade seen today. Other additions included an altar and a mosaic tile floor. The only part of the tiles remaining is near the entrance.

    There is an admission fee to enter the church.

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    Kharon(Hero)-Boatman of Hell sculpture

    by Tuna_ank Written Nov 29, 2008

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    At emperor Antiochos time there was a plague epidemia. That's why people started to make a sculpture on the mountain. Epidemia ended and they didn't finish to sculpture.

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    • Archeology

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    Mosaic museum of Antakya(Hatay)

    by Tuna_ank Updated Jul 9, 2008

    This museum is one of the best mosaic museum like Gaziantep mosaic museum
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    http://www.pbase.com/dosseman/antakya_museum&page=2

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    • Archeology
    • Arts and Culture

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