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During the middle ages, the city fell into disrepair and a fall from grace, mainly due to the fact that trade routes shifted, leaving the city behind and taking its wealth with it. Heavy warfare and a degraded army, no longer able to protect the city, left it uninhabited by the Renaissance.
Today, it is the site of historical ruins, often visited by tourists and archaeologists.
People Born in Antioch
Antioch in People's Lives
Zenobia: After a powerful but brief reign as Empress of the much-expanded Palmyrene Empire, I suffered a crushing defeat by Roman emperor Aurelian and his forces here in 272. I escaped the city, but was captured soon afterward.