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Library Of Celsius , Ephesus , Izmir Province , Turkey , Europe . The Library Of ...

Library Of Celsius , Ephesus , Izmir Province , Turkey , Europe . The Library Of ...

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Description: Library of Celsius , Ephesus , Izmir Province , Turkey , Europe . The library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus , Anatolia , now part of Selçuk , Turkey . Built in honour of the Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus and completed in 135 AD by Celsus son , Gaius Julius Aquila ( consul , 110 AD ) . Celsus paid for the construction of the library with his own personal wealth . The library was built to store 12 , 000 scrolls and to serve as a monumental tomb for Celsus . Celsus is buried in a sarcophagus beneath the library , in the main entrance which is both a crypt containing his sarcophagus and a sepulchral monument to him . It was unusual to be buried within a library or within city limits , so this was a special honour for Celsus

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