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Hello and Merhaba Friends,
This is my 2nd Ephesus Celsus Library Photo on TE that taken during my 2006 Ephesus Visit.
You can see construction(restorations!) details in this frame which I mention in my 1st Ephesus photo's note.
I hope your like it:)
Cheers and Have a Great Week,
Tolga of Chicago

Modern Ephesus

Roman scholars spent their mornings studying in the civic library.A part of the site of this once famous city is now occupied by a small Turkish town, Sel蓰k, which is also the site of the St. John's Basilica.

It is a vast site, not yet completely excavated but what is visible gives some idea of its original splendour and the names associated with it are evocative of its former life. The amphitheatre is huge and in a very outstanding position which dominates the view down Harbour Street leading to the harbour, long since silted up.

The Celsus Library, whose facade has been carefully reconstructed from all original pieces, was built by a Roman in memory of his father. It is spectacular. The building faces east so that the reading rooms could make best use of the morning light. An underground tunnel leads from the library to a nearby building believed to have been a drinking establishment or brothel.

The Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is represented only by one inconspicuous column, owing to the removal of the vast majority of material by the British. Most of the artwork from the temple currently resides in the British Museum.

Turkey's annual camel wrestling championship occurs at the ancient stadium in Ephesus in the winter.

Source:Wikipedia.org

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