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“City Center” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Celsus Library

Celsus Library
Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #2 of 42 Attractions in Selcuk
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Owner description: Built by Julius Aquila in 110 A.D. as a memorial for his father, the Celsus Library is one of the finest buildings in Ephesus. The two-story building contained over 12,000 hand-written books, making it one of the largest library collections of its time.
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“City Center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This library was one of the top three in its day. It's easy to imagine this as the city center during the Roman and biblical days. Paul would have made his way past here many times. Statues are beautiful on this multi-level library.

Visited July 2013
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“Awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Parts of ancient monuments and buildings along the way makes it a great walk towards the celsus library which itself is a must see.

Visited August 2012
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“Awesome and Ancient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is the most spectacular building on the Ephesus site. We enjoyed walking through the library and reading all the ancient inscriptions. Most importantly for us, the apostle Paul lived in this ancient town for several years. We read his book to the Ephesians in a new light after this tour.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Part of the main Ephesus site, it is not to be missed. Gorgeous. Bear the sun and heat long enough to capture some photos while you are there.

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This place is extraordinary ! I recomend it to everyone! Although it was very hot and there aren,t many places where you can hide from the sun everyone should visit it.

Visited June 2013
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