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Time travel in ancient Antioch, Turkey

Saint Paul preached there and Anthony and Cleopatra partied. In the ancient city of Antioch, near the border with Syria, Kevin Gould found a taste of Turkey with an Arabic accent


Paul's Well - an ancient stone well located in the ruins of Tarsus, Turkey. Tarsus was the hometown of the apostle Paul (Acts 9:11), a city of great importance (Acts 21:39) as a learning center of the ancient world. The well is in a courtyard held by tradition to be the site of Paul's house.

from A Reader's Guide to Orthodox Icons

How to Recognize the Holy Apostles in Icons

This is Saint Paul the Apostle. In the nun's tale he is quoted as saying that "All that has been written has been written so we can learn it well," lending some credibility to the the nun's fable.

'Saint Paul the Apostle', 17th century. Saul of Tarsus (1st century) who took the name Paul after seeing a vision of Christ on the road to Damascus. A leading figure in the early Christian church, St Paul is shown seated at a table, resting his arm on a sword. In front of him are writing materials representing his letters to various Christians such as the Corinthians and Ephesians. Through his epistles Paul proved that the pen was mightier than the sword.