Sardis Gymnasium



A large bath-gymnasium complex and adjacent synagogue were located less than a mile to the north of the Temple of Artemis, next to a Roman colonnaded street. This street follows the same route as the 1,600 mile long Persian Royal Road, which began at Susa and ended here.
The Gymnasium had an imposing portico (seen here through a side door), which has been extensively reconstructed. The bath-gymnasium complex consisted of covered swimming pools and a large open-air courtyard for exercise.