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Kingdom Of Lydia Research Paper

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The kingdom of Lydia with their capital is the city Sardis emerged in Anatolia around 685 BCE whose first ruler was Gyges. Before the name change, they were called Maeonians who were founded by Manes about 1200 BCE. They were ruled by hereditary kings who expanded the kingdom and imposed heavy taxes. They profited from trading and commerce and were very great merchants. King Alyattes, for example, developed relations among other kingdoms. Their art and culture had little influences from the Greeks because of the interactions and dealings they had with each other. At the reign of Croesus, the empire gotten wealthier thus the phrase “as rich as Croesus”. In his reign was the system of coinage developed where the golds or silver were marked or
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