Celsus Library Of Ephesus Facts & History
Library Of Celsus Facts, History, Information
The Celsus Library is a marvelous structure that was built by the Roman Empire at its peak. It was built in the name of Celsus Polemaeanus of Roman Empire. This magnificent building is a excellent spot to take best photos of Ephesus ancient city.
Celsus Library At Ephesus
Who Built The Library Of Celsus?
Celsus Polemaeanus, was an important senator during the reign of Trajan (Roman Emperor). Celsus Polemaeanus was appointed as the governor of Asia. Therefore Celsus was in charge of Eastern Roman Provinces. Celsus’ son, Tiberius Julius Aquila was also a important bureaucrat in the Roman Empire’s administration. He wanted to commemorate his father’s name and title so he decided to build a this great structure.
Celsus Library Is The Gem Of Ephesus Ancient City
When Was The Library Of Celsus Built?
Tiberius Julius Aquila entrusted skilled architects to build the unique library in the center of Ephesus city. When Aquila’s father Celsus Polemaeanus died in 114 A.D he was buried next to this elegant library. The Library of Celsus was opened for public service in 117 A.D with a great ceremony.
The Facade Of Celsus Library
Where Is Library Of Celsus Located?
Library Of Celsus is located at Ephesus ancient city. Ephesus city is within the Seljuk Province of Izmir City in Turkey. Ephesus is the best-preserved Greco-Roman ancient city in Turkey.
Ephesus was once the capital of Ionian League, meaning the capital of Greek cities in Western Anatolia. It was the most significant harbour city in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Splendid Facade And Statues Of Celsus Library
Library of Celsus Facts
- Ephesus Celsus Library used to contain 12.000 parchment roll in its rooms.
- Ephesus Celsus Library was built on the main road of Ephesus ancient city.
- Celsus Library is considered as the 3rd largest library of the ancient ages.
Unfortunately the library severely damaged because of an earthquake which took place in Western Anatolia. Facade of the building survived while the other parts were demolished.
Celsus Library is considered as one of the two most significant ruins of Ephesus city. The Temple Of Artemis and Celsus Library considered as the most important ruins left from ancient ages.
Ephesus Ancient City Panoramic View
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Celsus Library of Ephesus history, facts blog post by Serhat Engul