The Library of Celsus in Ephesus was built in 117 A.D  as a tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the governor of the province of Asia. The capacity of the library was more than 12,000 scrolls. It was the third richest library in ancient times after the ones in Alexandria and Pergamum.  The Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Izmir Province, Turkey (by ozmen70).

The Library of Celsus in Ephesus was built in 117 A.D as a tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the governor of the province of Asia. The capacity of the library was more than 12,000 scrolls. It was the third richest library in ancient times after the ones in Alexandria and Pergamum. The Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Izmir Province, Turkey (by ozmen70).

This library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus, Anatolia, now part of Selçuk, Turkey

This library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus, Anatolia, now part of Selçuk, Turkey

ruins of the library in Ephesus.   The apostle Paul preached in this city.  © Doug Nelson

ruins of the library in Ephesus. The apostle Paul preached in this city. © Doug Nelson

The Arch of Marcus Aurelius    Dating from 164AD, this used to be the grand entrance to the ancient city of Oea.

The Arch of Marcus Aurelius Dating from 164AD, this used to be the grand entrance to the ancient city of Oea.

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