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Lydia

Crawford H. Greenewalt jr

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Region in western Asia Minor (now Turkey) that formed an independent kingdom ruled from Sardis during the 7th century BC and earlier 6th, but later fell under Persian, Greek and Roman control. It covered an area of 24,000–25,000 sq. km consisting of mountain ranges and fertile valleys (of the rivers Hermos, Kayster and Maeander, now respectively Gediz, Kücük Menderes and Menderes), which created natural corridors, and thus trade routes, between the Aegean and the central

Keywords: History; Architecture and artefacts

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Subjects: Art

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