Ancient Thyatira

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Ancient Thyatira

Ancient Thyatira is located in Western Turkey about 42 miles inland from the Aegean Sea. The ancient city was known for its textiles and dyeing trade, evidenced by a number of artifacts and inscriptions from the various guilds of wool workers, linen weavers, tanners, and dyers. One of the dye merchants in Thyatira was Lydia, mentioned in Acts 16:11-15.

Today, Thyatira is known as the bustling city of Akhisar. The archaeological remains of ancient Thyatira are located within a fenced-off city block right in the heart of Akhisar.


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