Drive Thru History :: Ancient Asia Minor

In this series, East Meets West, your host Dave Stotts explores an unusual and mystical region known as Cappadocia. Here Dave explores underground cities that stretched under vast areas. Inhabited first by the ancient Hit$%@$#es, they were later occupied by early Christians who feared persecution by Romans and later by Muslims.

Dave is then off to Istanbul, once called Constantinople and once called Byzantium. Dave explores the Hagia Sophia (meaning "Holy wisdom"). Learn about Constantine-the Roman Emperor who stopped the persecution of Christians and legalized open religious expression though the Edict of Milan. Dave examines the Nicene Creed. Lastly

The final episode is a retrospective "best of" tour through the ancient roots of Western Civilization, and we end our tour in Washington DC where we start connecting some of the dots between ancient history and the "American experiment" in Western Civilization.

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