Archeological site


Attalia - Turkey

In 150 BC Attalos II, king of Pergamon, founded the city of Attalia (present day Antalya) to base his powerful naval fleet. Later Antalya became part of the Roman Republic in 133 BC when King Attalos III of Pergamum willed his kingdom to Rome at his death; the city grew and prospered in the Ancient Roman period. Christianity started to spread to the region after 2nd century. The city later became a naval base for the Christian Crusades against the Muslims in the Levant and in Cyprus. (Wikipedia)

When looking at the 2,000 year old ruins of this Mediterranean city, or for example the ruins of Caesarea in present day Israel, it is clear that the destruction of Jerusalem was total, since there is almost no significant building or structure remaining of the capital of the ancient Hebrew civilization, which according to biblical accounts had ruled over a rich and magnificent kingdom


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