The Library of Celsus, Turkey

One of the highlights of our Turkey Trip was a tour of Ephesus, an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia. The city was at its peak under Roman rule. It was during the Roman Period that the Library of Celsus was built.

The library was erected in honor of Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus by his son, Gaius Julius Aquila, who was consul in 110 AD.

Unfortunately, the library was destroyed in an earthquake in 262 with only its facade remaining. Another earthquake in the Byzantine period destroyed the facade.

What stands today is a restored facade which serves as an example of Roman public architecture. It is a structure that amazes.


6 thoughts on “The Library of Celsus, Turkey

  1. Hey, I used this picture of yours, it was ideal for me where I am speaking about remaining facade. I hope you are not against? Anyway, I have included a link back to your blog 😉


      1. I found your comment just now. I updated the link description as you wanted but it is translated into Lithuanian to match the whole text. The translation has exactly the meaning you wanted it to have. Thank you very much and wish you lots of inspiration!

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