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Library of Celsus (detail)
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View looking west at the reconstructed façade of the Library of Celsus.

Note the four pairs of columns on the lower level. Between each pair is a statue (three of the four are visible) each representing a virtue that is spelled out in Greek: namely wisdom, excellence, insight, and understanding.

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.

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