The Library of Celsus is an ancient Roman

7/24/2021, 4:37:19 PM
The Library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus, Anatolia, now part of Selçuk, Turkey. The building was commissioned in the 110s A.D. by a consul, Gaius Julius Aquila, as a funerary monument for his father, former proconsul of Asia Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus , and completed during the reign of Hadrian, sometime after Aquila's death , The library is considered an architectural marvel, and is one of the only remaining examples of a library from the Roman Empire. The Library of Celsus was the third-largest library in the Roman world behind only Alexandria and Pergamum, believed to have held around twelve thousand scrolls , Celsus is buried in a crypt beneath the library in a decorated marble sarcophagus ,  The interior measured roughly 180 square metres (2,000 square feet). Photos taken by @g .kocaturk @a _fantastic_word - hobartsabroad - betulnisa.k

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