Sart, or which is called Sardis by Lydians, was the capital of a state with major economic and political power in the 6th and 7th centuries BC; that is, the Lydian state. In fact, it is thought that a significant part of the wealth of Lydian people, who used money for the first time, came from gold mines located in the vicinity of Paktalos River, which is called Sart Stream today.
The ruins of the ancient city of Sardis are located today, within the boundaries of Salihli District which is 62 km away from Manisa Province. The ancient city of Sardis contains many historical values from Lydians and Romans, under the rule of which it has gotten after Lydians.
The Temple of Artemis, one of Anatolia's seven temples and Sardis Synagogue, which one of the most impotant evidences of the Jewish presence in Western Anatolia in ancient times, which are located in historical conservation area are quite prominent and unique cultural artifacts in respect of ruins of Bath-Gymnasium Complex of the Roman period.
Many typical mausoleums of the ancient age, which are called tumulus and located in Bintepeler territory near Sart which is thought to be the acropolis of Sardis Ancient City, are in this region as an ancient memory of the rich and glorious history of Lydians.