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Nothing can prepare one for the splendor of Ephesus, even thronged by massed tourists the ancient city enthralls and is well worth visiting. Difficult to photograph without people invading the shot and under fierce light, the Library of Celsus is a magnificent structure. This small detail depicts one of four statues of wisdom –Sophia. She is a copy; the originals were taken to Vienna when the library was excavated.
The Greek letters describe the life of Celsus Polemeanus in whose memory the library was erected. Designed by the Roman architect Vitruoya, the library was a fitting memorial to Celsus, who was a Roman senator, General Governor of the Province of Asia, and a great lover of books. Celsus' son, Julius Aquila, began the construction in 110 AD. The library was completed by Julius Aquila's successors in 135 AD.

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