Sardis definitions

sär'dĭs
An ancient city of western Asia Minor east 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 bc and remained an important city during Roman and Byzantine times. Sardis was destroyed by Tamerlane in 1402.
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Capital of ancient Lydia.
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