New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_A5765
Map of Asia Minor in the first century A.D. showing Galatia, Cappadocia, Cilicia, and other regions. Asia Minor was a Roman province during this time. It was a prosperous part of the Empire, and both Greek and Roman cultural influences were strongly felt. After the fall of the western Roman Empire, Asia Minor became the nucleus of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, 1917.