40 Library of Celsus Ruins in Ephesus, Turkey

Ephesus was a Greek city of half a million people dating back to 10 B.C. This archeological gem is located on Turkey’s western coast. Although only a small portion has been excavated, it is an amazing collection of Greek and Roman ruins. The site includes temples, a theater and a basilica. The most impressive is the two-story, 52 foot façade of the Library of Celsus. It once contained over 12,000 scrolls. This magnificent structure was built as a tomb in 117 A.D.

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Celsus Library Acarlar Mahallesi, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey

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