Sardis definition by Webster's New World
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capital of ancient Lydia
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Sardeis
Sardis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An ancient city of western Asia Minor northeast of modern-day Izmir, Turkey. As the capital of Lydia it was the political and cultural center of Asia Minor from 650 to c. 550 B.C. and remained an important city during Roman and Byzantine times. Sardis was destroyed by Tamerlane in 1402.