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The library of Celsus, in Ephesus, Asia Minor (Anatolia, now Turkey), was built in honor of Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus (completed in 135 C.E.) by Celsus’ son, Gaius Julius Aquila (consul, 110 C.E.). Celsus had been consul in 92 C.E., governor of Asia in 115 C.E., and a wealthy and popular local citizen.

The library was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a monumental tomb for Celsus. It was unusual to be buried within a library or even within city limits, so this was a special honor for Celsus.

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  • Copyright: alin ma (alin-m) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 5 N: 225] (3716)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-09-27
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Camera: Nikon COOLPIXL100
  • Exposure: f/7.0
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-10-09 8:31
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