Temple of Artemis, Sardis, capital

Temple of Artemis, Sardis, capital


A portion of the classical temple to Artemis at the site of Sardis in western Turkey. This city, once the capital city of the Lydian Empire became the Persian capital of Asia Minor after the defeat of the Lydians by the Persians in 546 BC. The cliffs in the background show where the ancient citadel was once located.

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