Category:Celsus library in Ephesus

  • English: The library of Celsus, in Ephesus, Asia Minor (Anatolia, now Turkey), was built in 135 AD in honor of Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus by Celsus’ son, Gaius Julius Aquila (consul, 110 AD). Celsus had been consul in 92 AD, governor of Asia in 115 AD, and a wealthy and popular local citizen. The library was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a monumental tomb for Celsus.

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