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View looking down on to the harbor area of Seleucia Pieria.  On the right (north) side of the image is part of the city of Seleucia—unexcavated.  On the left (south) side, where brown is visible, is where the ancient harbor was located.  It is now silted up.

Seleucia Pieria was a major port that connected Syria with Rome.  The capital of Syria was first here but it was eventually moved to Antioch on the Orontes—a huge city.  Seleucia, 18 miles west of Antioch, then served as its port.

The Apostle Paul, Barnabas, and John Mark set sail from here at the beginning of Paul's First Missionary Journey (Acts 13:4)

For a map and a brief description of Seleucia Pieria Click Here.