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This photo of the Celsius Library is part of the ruins of Ephesus, Turkey. The closest port to Ephesus is Kusadasi, in Izmir Province. In ancient times Ephesus is a great trading and religious city and was once the home of the Temple to Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. During that time Ephesus became the Roman provincial capital and was known for its wealth and beauty. It was pillaged by the Gothic invaders in 262 AD. Today it is so well preserve that it is easy to get a feel of what life was like in Roman Times. In the area where Celsius Library is, you will find the Marble Way, the Fountain of Trajan, the Temple of Hadrian and the Arcadian Way Amphitheater. On Marble Way leading to Celsius Library, once walked all the Roman Emperors, Anthony, Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, St. John and the Virgin Mary. The material used in the library is marble. The streets are all marble, hence it is called Marble Way. If you like history and want to feel the atmosphere of how people live in 262 AD, then visit Ephesus.

Photo was taken by film camera (Canon EOS Rebel) and scanned in HP 4570c scanner.

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