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Sardis (sär´dĬs) or Sardes (–dēz), ancient city of Lydia, W Asia Minor, at the foot of Mt. Tmolus, 35 mi (56 km) NE of the modern Izmir, Turkey. As capital of Lydia, it was the political and cultural center of Asia Minor from 650 BC until the death of Croesus (c.547 BC). The first gold and silver coins were minted there in the 6th cent. BC An almost impregnable citadel, Sardis was nevertheless captured in 499 by the Ionians in the Persian Wars. In 133 it passed to the Romans. After being destroyed by an earthquake in AD 17, it was rebuilt by the Romans. The city was destroyed by Timur in the 14th cent. The actual site of the city was not discovered until 1958. Excavations have uncovered the Roman baths and gymnasium, the Greek Temple of Artemis (dating from the 4th cent. BC), the walls of the city when it was under Lydian rule, and inscriptions in old Lydian.

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Sardis an ancient city of Asia Minor, the capital of Lydia, whose ruins lie near the west coast of modern Turkey, to the north-east of Izmir; in the Bible, its Church was one of the Seven Churches of Asia referred to in Revelations. It was destroyed by Tamerlane in the 14th century.

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