Antiochia ad Taurum

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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  3. ^ "303-304 (Nordisk familjebok / 1800-talsutgåvan. 1. A - Barograf)". 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
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  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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Gaziantep (Turkish pronunciation: [ɡaːˈziantep]), previously and still informally called Antep (pronounced [anˈtep]; عين تاب in Ottoman Turkish; ‘Aīntāb (عنتاب) in Arabic; Dîlok in Kurdish; Այնթապ or Անթեփ in Armenian), is the capital of Gaziantep Province, in the western part of Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia Region, some 185 kilometres (115 mi) east of Adana and 97 kilometres (60 mi) north of Aleppo, Syria. It is probably located on the site of ancient Antiochia ad Taurum, and is near ancient Zeugma.

The city has two urban districts under its administration, Şahinbey and Şehitkamil. It is the sixth-most populous city in Turkey and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

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