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Library of Celsus
Turkey, Ephesus, Sept. 2013

Ephesus was an ancient Greek city, built on site of the former Arzawan capital and later a major Roman city. The site contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean. One of the highlights is the Library of Celsus, the façade of which has been carefully reconstructed from all original pieces. It was originally built c. 125 AD in memory of Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, an Ancient Greek, who served as governor of Roman Asia (105–107) in the Roman Empire. Celsus paid for the construction of the library with his own personal wealth and is buried in a sarcophagus beneath it. The library was mostly built by his son Gaius Julius Aquila and once held nearly 12,000 scrolls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephesus
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Dec 09 2013 19:51 GMT Jeanmac
Lovely shot and thanks for the history it was very imformative
Dec 10 2013 00:16 GMT fhelsing PRO
That's an amazing place, and it's grand even now!
Dec 10 2013 01:58 GMT MargNZ
Wonderful ancient site Peter . I visited there in 2004 :))
Dec 10 2013 03:00 GMT Petermosull
A great image and such great info too. You really did get the light too
Dec 10 2013 05:42 GMT Annamaria
It looks great to make pictures, Peter!! Very nice information to it!! ;-)
Dec 10 2013 08:59 GMT skyball
Ancient architicture..built to last:-)).....
Dec 10 2013 10:30 GMT senna3
Thanks all for the nice comments!
Dec 10 2013 14:45 GMT Lalbabu
Wonderful take of an anciant architecture with great info !!!!
Dec 10 2013 15:29 GMT senna3
Thanks Soumen.
Dec 10 2013 15:41 GMT wijnie58
Yes Peter this is awesome. We have seen it too..:-))
Dec 10 2013 16:09 GMT senna3
Thanks Wijnie.
Dec 17 2013 13:52 GMT Cronos1
Superb. Everything.