Ephesus Celsus Library

Celsus Library is the highlight of Ephesus City. Celsus library is an ancient roman building which was built to honour Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus.

Celsus Library built in 2. Century Ad and construction was founded by Celsus’ son, Gaius Julius Aquila. Burial chamber of Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus is under Celsus Library and stories built on burial chamber.

Library had more than 12000 scrolls in capacity. It was the third largest library after the Alexandra and Pergamum.

Construction on the library began in 117 A.D. and was completed in 120. Facade of library is extremely decorated with 4 marble statues, pillars and reliefs of medusa even ceilings were detailedly decorated.

Reconstruction work of Celsus Library is the one of the finest restoration ever done in Turkish Republic and started 1970. Celsus library was totally reerected during restoration and become most popular photo stop of Ephesus City.

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