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Ancient Tarsus, Turkey

 
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Distance from city center: 2mi
Wazling's pictureby Wazling History & Culture travel tip
added on the 12th of November, 2009
If you are the the modern city of Tarsus, you definitely should visit the ancient city. The oldest parts can be traced back till 4th millenium B.C.

 
 
 
 
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Tarsus is also an important city in the history of the growth of Christianity.  It is possible that a small Christian community was functioning in the city from early on, but the most known history is related to Paul the Apostle whose works are portrayed in Acts and many of the Epistles in the Bible.  He was born in Tarsus and since he had been raised under Roman influence he scoffed at [...]
 
 
 

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