Visual Timeline: Tarsus

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2500 BCE: Tarsus most likely develops from a trade center of the Hatti.
 
2334 BCE - 2083 BCE: Tarsus known as Tarsisi in the time of the Akkadian Empire.
 
1700 BCE - 1200 BCE: Tarsus known as Tarsa under the Hittites.
 
 
1276 BCE - 1178 BCE: Tarsus sacked by the Sea Peoples.
 
700 BCE - 612 BCE: Tarsus capital of Cilicia under Assyrians.
 
547 BCE - 333 BCE: Tarsus thrives under the Persian Empire.
 
400 BCE: Tarsus becomes the seat of a Persian Satrapy.
 
333 BCE: Stop over of Alexander the Great at Tarsus.
 
333 BCE: Tarsus taken by Alexander the Great.
 
103 BCE: Tarsus taken by Rome.
 
66 BCE: Populace of Tarsus receives Roman Citizenship.
 
64 BCE: Tarsus is capital of Roman Cilicia Campestris.
 
 
41 BCE: Cleopatra and Mark Antony meet at Tarsus.
 
27 BCE: Tarsus is capital of Roman province of Syria-Cilicia Phoenice.
 
27 BCE - 476 CE: Tarsus thrives under the Roman Empire.
 
5 CE: Paul the Apostle is born in Tarsus.
 
476 CE - 700 CE: Tarsus continues to flourish under Byzantine Empire.
 
700 CE - 965 CE: Tarsus taken by Muslim armies.
 
965 CE - 1453 CE: Tarsus is again under Byzantine control until the empire falls.
 
1453 CE: Tarsus is taken by the Ottoman Empire.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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