Ruins of Ephesus Ancient City, showcasing iconic pillars and stone streets.

Library of Celsus

  • Acarlar, Meryem Ana Yolu No:15, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir, Türkiye

The Library of Celsus, located in the historic city of Ephesus in modern-day Turkey, stands as a remarkable example of Roman architectural ingenuity. Constructed in 117 AD as a monumental tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the library once housed over 12,000 scrolls, making it one of the most significant libraries of the ancient world. Its façade, adorned with columns, statues, and intricate reliefs, showcases the Roman dedication to art and education. Despite being partially destroyed by an earthquake in the 10th century, meticulous restoration efforts have brought its grandeur back to life, allowing visitors to step back in time and marvel at this ancient center of knowledge.