The Ancient City of Sardis and the Lydian Tumuli of Bin Tepe

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The Ancient City of Sardis and the Lydian Tumuli of Bin Tepe is part of the Tentative list of Turkey in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Sardis was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia, one of the important cities of the Persian Empire, and the metropolis of the province Lydia in later Roman and Byzantine times. Sardis was the first place where pure silver and gold coins, the value of which could be trusted, was minted. The Lydian tumulus cemetery at Bin Tepe holds some of the largest tumuli in the world.

Map of The Ancient City of Sardis and the Lydian Tumuli of Bin Tepe

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
The Ancient City of Sardis and the Lydian Tumuli of Bin Tepe
Country
Turkey
Added
2013
Type
Cultural
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2013 Added to Tentative List

The site has 2 locations

The Ancient City of Sardis and the Lydian Tumuli of Bin Tepe: Sardis (T)
The Ancient City of Sardis and the Lydian Tumuli of Bin Tepe: Bintepe (T)
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