Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument (at Ephesus)

A trip to Ephesus is a trip into the past with opportunity for viewing lots of monuments.

Our trip took us to the Library Celsus of Ephesus in Turkey.CIMG0230

The library is an ancient Roman building with two storeys. It was built in honor of the Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus and completed in 135 AD by Celsus’ son. In fact, Celsus used his own money for building this library outside Rome.CIMG0236

The library was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a monumental tomb for Celsus

Also of interest is the Temple of Hadrian.CIMG0224

The name “Temple of Hadrian” is not really accurate: it is more a monument than a temple, and was dedicated not only to Hadrian but also Artemis and the people of Ephesus.