A map showing the area historically known as asia minor. Asia minor is usually synonymous with asian turkey which is made up of almost the entire country.
The earliest reference to the region comes from tablets of the akkadian dynasty 2334 2083 bce where it is known as the land of the hatti and was inhabited by the hittites.
World map ancient asia minor. A particularly interesting map this is karl von spruner s 1865 rendering of asia minor in antiquity. Shepherd new york henry holt. Joe sermarini roman.
Use our maps to learn the geography of the ancient world locate the boundaries of ancient kingdoms and empires see the expansion of rising rome and its division. Asia minor also referred to as anatolia or the anatolian plateau is the westernmost protrusion of the asia which comprises mainly of modern day turkey. This map covers asia minor from the aegean sea to armenia and from cyprus to the black sea including all of modern day turkey cyprus lebanon and syria.
Asia bythinia and pontus galatia pamphylia lycia cilicia and commagene. Map of the world of the old testament. Asia minor was the area between the black sea aegean sea and the mediterranean sea.
Paul in turkey and the seven churches of asia minor. Asia was a term which in the books of the maccabees actually means asia minor which antioch iii the great had to give up to the roman province of asia proconsularis formed after 133 b c which embraced the regions of mysia lydia caria and phrygia see rom 16 5. Turkey the second holy land.
In new testament times asia referred to a roman province located at the western part of what came to be known as asia minor. Map roman asia minor picture information. Ancient asia minor is a geographic region located in the south western part of asia comprising most of what is present day turkey.
Follow the footsteps of st. Historical atlas by william r. Map of asia minor in the roman empire map of asia minor and the adjacent mediterranean lands in roman times.
The provinces seen in the above map include. During the time of the old testament the ancient world extended from egypt to asia minor over to the caspian sea and down to the persian gulf. Maps of ancient and biblical world.
One thousand miles from north to south and nearly 1500 miles from west to east.