Sardis was a great trading center with gold mined in the hills near by.   We were told some of the first coins minted were produced here.  This town was at it's peak around 200 CE.  The large structure had a steam room to the left side and behind the huge columned wall, was a large cold pool.   As can be seen in the first picture, the mosaics are fantastic.

Mosaics on the floors. Marble Court of the Hall of the Imperial Court
Many types of columns. The writing was Greek!
Chuck in front of the Hall of Imperial Court!

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