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Celsus Library
Description: Built in 135 AD, it is a monumental tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the governor of the province of Asia; from his son Galius Julius Aquila. The grave of Celsus is beneath the ground floor, across the entrance.
The building was used as a library, the scrolls of the manuscripts were kept in cupboards in niches on the walls. There were double walls behind the bookcases, probably to prevent the manuscripts from humidity. The capacity of the library was more than 12,000 scrolls.

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  • Copyright: Pater Familias (rinoacq) (145)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-08-06
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Camera: Sony DSC P72
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-09-10 0:27
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