ByBible Blender

Feb 3, 2016

Sardis is a city in Asia Minor, in the Hermus River valley.  It was a major trade center in ancient times, and home to one of the seven churches addressed in Revelation. Sardis was located along the Pactolus River, a tributary of the Hermus River, inland from Smyrna and roughly halfway from the coast to Laodicea.

The earliest known occupation of Sardis was in about 1400 BC, and it was inhabited until the beginning of the 15th century AD. In modern times, small communities sprang up within the ancient city limits. Sardis was first excavated from 1910–1914 by an expedition from Princeton University and has been excavated several times since.