The Roman period Jewish Synagogue renovated and Jewish workshops
semi-detached to the Synagogue's wall
|Possibly the most important
of the Via SAlarium way-stations, Sardes was inhabited by the Luvians,
followed by the Hitites, the Phrygians, the Lydians, Persians, Macedonians
Throughout most of these periods the Jews were also present.
The Roman remains include a the Jewish Synagogue and Jewish workshops demonstrating the close and integral relationship with the Roman community.
|Remains of the Hellinistic temple
of Artemis in Sardis
|Camel trains were typcally made up of a thousand camels or more....the 'bulk' of which was salt.....|
|SARDIS was at a junction distributing the
camel trains' bulk consignments, from the
TUZ GOLU [Tatta salt lake, to the 'sink'
ports of Ephesus, Smyrna [Izmir] Miletus
Halicarnassus, and Pergamum, for export to
|The Gymnasium close to the Jewish Synagogue
||figs [yet again] - in the Gymnasium of Sardis|
Press one of these camels to go to PETRA the secret
or ....to go to 'Madaba and the Jordan valley'
or.....to go to 'Jerash'
or.....to go back 'to Getting ready'