The Library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus, Anatolia, now part of Selçuk, Turkey. It was built in honour of the Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus completed between circa 114–117 CE by Celsus’ son, Gaius Julius Aquila (consul, 110 CE). The library was “one of the most impressive buildings in the Roman Empire” and built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a mausoleum for Celsus, who is buried in a crypt beneath the library in a decorated marble sarcophagus The Library of Celsus was the “third-largest library in the ancient world” behind both Alexandria and Pergamum.
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Bandera, M. (2018, December 20). Library of Celsus - 3D View. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image3d/422/library-of-celsus---3d-view/
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Bandera, Miguel. "Library of Celsus - 3D View." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Dec 2018. Web. 23 Oct 2021.