Ancient Corinth was one of the largest and wealthiest cities in ancient Greece as the city-state controlled the passage to and from the Peloponnese. It became a great force and was actively involved thoughout ancient history. The city was destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC and then rebuild about a hundred years later. Corinth is also famous for the First & Second Epistle sent by Apostle Paul, trying to convince the people of Corinth to leave behind their pagan ways. There is much to see at the archaelogocal site, it is well worth the trip and can be combined with a visit to the Corinth canal and/or Acrocorinth high on top of the mountain overlooking the whole of the Corinthian plain.