Library of Celsus

Library of Celsus

View looking west at the reconstructed façade of the Library of Celsus. Gaius Julius Aquila built this library (A.D. 110-135) to honor his father who had been the governor of the Roman Province of Asia (A.D. 105-107). It also served as a tomb for his father.

At its peak it is said to have housed 12,000 manuscripts!

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