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“INCREDIBLE ANCIENT RUINS”
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Celsus Kutuphanesi
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Ephesus Small Group Tour From Selcuk
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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.
Houston, Texas
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“INCREDIBLE ANCIENT RUINS”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

The Celsus Library is awe inspiring. As you walk down the road viewing the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, you come upon what is still standing of the Celsus Library. It is incredible that part of it still stands. I would recommend very higly visiting this location.

Visited November 2013
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“Visited November 2013”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

We enjoyed Celsus Library, it was quite a sight and very interesting. Some of the best preserved ruins I have seen. Its for sure a must see.

Visited November 2013
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“Great ruins”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

The library is a ruin but is in such good shape that with a little imagination you can picture what it really looked like. We had a tour guide which was helpful in describing exactly what we were seeing

Visited September 2013
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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“The highlight of Ephesus”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

The Celsus library is an absolute marvel. One recommendation - avoid a guided tour if you can. It is extremely easy to get to Ephesus from Selcuk. You can get a dedicated guide at the site if needed. The guided tour just does not give you enough time to visit the ruins - rather they push you to go for shopping!

Visited December 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Another must see location in the Ephesus complex”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is another must see location in the Ephesus complex.
It is important to do it with a tour guide who can explain you about the monument or with a good guide book. There are a lot of people as it is a main attraction so be prepared to have people on your pictures and people around you all the time.
But it is a great place with so much history and details that makes it completely worth it.

Visited November 2013
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