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Sardis

ancient city at the location of modern Sart

Sardis, was the capital of the Persian Empire.

Sardis
Σάρδεις (Greek)
The Bath-Gymnasium complex at Sardis, late 2nd - early 3rd century AD, Sardis, Turkey (17098680002).jpg
The Greek gymnasium of Sardis
Sardis is located in Turkey
Sardis
Shown within Turkey
Alternate nameSardes
LocationSart, Manisa Province, Turkey
RegionLydia
Coordinates38°29′18″N 28°02′25″E / 38.48833°N 28.04028°E / 38.48833; 28.04028Coordinates: 38°29′18″N 28°02′25″E / 38.48833°N 28.04028°E / 38.48833; 28.04028
TypeSettlement
History
AbandonedAround 1402 AD
CulturesGreek, Lydian, Persian, Roman
Site notes
Excavation dates1910–1914, 1922, 1958–present
ArchaeologistsHoward Crosby Butler, G.M.A. Hanfmann, Crawford H. Greenewalt, jr., Nicholas Cahill
ConditionRuined
OwnershipPublic
Public accessYes
WebsiteArchaeological Exploration of Sardis