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“Impressive reconstruction”
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Celsus Kutuphanesi
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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.
Astana, Kazakhstan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Impressive reconstruction”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The entrance is amazing. It is one of the highlights of Ephesus. We liked the four statues at the front of the library and the hidden Medusa's head for protection.

Visited May 2014
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Rome, Italy
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“Celsius Library.”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Finally my dream came true! Visiting Ephesus was very interesting but when I reached Celsius Library, I thought I was in Paradise. How many Books stood there during the Roman Empire and how many people could see their beauty and read them. Living in Rome, I am used to Roman ruins, but Ephesus is particularly fascinating.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Highlight of Ephesus City”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

The library is the highlight of Ephesus City, along with the terrace house. The ruin looks amazing in clear sky. The guide told us interesting historic nuggets about the library and the entrance to the Agora that stands right next to the library.

Visited April 2014
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bauru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Ephesus”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

It is wonderfull, my guide took a picture for me, and it is my cover picture in facebook..He told me a lot about it's history,and we walked there,and through a present he gave, I could see how it was in the past.

Visited April 2014
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“Impressive”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Probably the most impressive restoration in Ephesus aside from the coliseum. Very nice plaza area with the entrance to the Agora at the foot of the Library

Visited March 2014
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