Old Sardis was built on the East-West trade route, a part of the Roman road. You can see where shops were built along the road, and understand why Sardis was a wealthy city.
The courtyard of the grand synagogue in Sardis (Second Century). A great facility built by the Romans, it included a large gymnasium and bath.
Write this letter to the angel of the church in Sardis. This is the message from the one who has the sevenfold Spirit of God and the seven stars:
“I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive—but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God. Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don’t wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief.”