Library Of Celsus817 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Efes, 35920 Ephesus, Selcuk, Turkey
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Library, Educational Site, Family And Kids
Located within Ephesus, it is one of the most ancient and beautifully structured libraries in the history of world. Build in 117 AD, the magnificent library was a monumental tomb of Gaius Julius, Celsus Polemaenus. He was the governor of the province of Asia. At the entrance, you will see a statue of Athena, as Athena was considered as the goddess of wisdom.
Inside the library, there were nearly 12,000 scrolls of manuscript, preserved in the cupboards in niche on the walls in order to protect them from getting damaged by the outside heat. That’s why, this library was declared as the third richest library after the Alexandra and Pergamum. The library has three entrances and its façade has tow-stories, with Cointhian styled columns, based on the ground floor. There are three windows in the upper story. An overall view of the library will tell you that the columns were built in such a way so as to create an optical trick where the middle column would look bigger in size than the ones located on the sides of facade. This structure gave the library a wider look.
Library Of Celsus Travel Tips
- Prefer to visit the place in a guided group in order to understand the history.
How to Reach Library Of Celsus
- On foot
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