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Royal Cities of Asia—Pergamon and Sardis

Lecture no. 20 from the course: The Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

Royal Cities of Asia—Pergamon and Sardis

Taught by Professor John R. Hale | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses

At the citadel of Sardis, learn about the luxurious culture of the Lydian people, credited with inventing monetary currency. Investigate the site's standout monuments, including the extensive gymnasium and monumental synagogue. At Pergamon, bequeathed by its last ruler to Rome, contemplate its great healing sanctuary, astonishing hydraulic system, and legendary library.


June 7, 2016