The Ephesus Picture

Ephesus, Turkey is an interesting place.

If I were to choose a picture for this place, I would post a picture of the Library of Celsus.CIMG0234

I have not posted this picture before; this shows great details of the library.

Below is a description of the library of Celsus from Wikipedia:

The library of Celsus is an ancient Roman Building in Ephesus, Anatolia, now part of Selcuk, Turkey. It was built in honour of the Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus (completed in 135 AD) by Celsus’ son, Gaius Julius Aquila (consul, 110 AD). The library was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a mausoleum for Celsus, who is buried in a crypt beneath the library.

The interior of the library was destroyed, supposedly by an earthquake in 262 A.D. and the facade by another earthquake in the tenth or eleventh century A.D. It lay in ruins for centuries, until the façade was re-erected  by archaeologists between 1970 and 1978.

26 thoughts on “The Ephesus Picture

  1. I agree with you Turkey is a wonderful country and Ephesus is simply charming. Much archeological work has taken place and what has been done gives a good idea of what the city was like.

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