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Ephesus Celsus Library 2 by orcunceyhan Ephesus Celsus Library 2 by orcunceyhan
*Efes,Izmir/Turkey

*Ephesus, Library of Celsus, Gate of Augustus

One of the most beautiful structures in Ephesus. Built in 135 A.D., 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.
The facade of the library is two-storied, with Corinthian style columns on the ground floor, and behind it, there are three entrances to the building. The one in the middle is higher than the other two. The statues in the niches of the columns today are the copies of the originals, which were taken to Viana on the excavations in 1910. The statues symbolize wisdom (Sophia), knowledge (Episteme), intelligence (Ennoia) and virtue (Arete) of Celsus.

The gate at the right of the Celsus Library was built in 40 A.D by the slaves Mazeus and Mythridates for their emperor, Augustus, who gave them their freedom.
A Latin inscription with inlaid letters made of bronze is still visible on one side of the structure. Part of the inscription states: "From the Emperor Caesar Augustus, the son of the god, the greatest of the priests, who was consul twelve and tribune twenty times; and the wife of August Livia; the son of Lucus, Marc Agrippa who was consul three times, Emperor, and tribune six times; and the daughter of Julio Caesar Augustus, Mazeus and Mythridates to their master and the people."
The small area in front of the gate was used as an auditorium. The steps around the gate, in front of the library and the round pedestal were used as seats.

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LCLeBrun Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the tones and mood of this
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EliseFright Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautiful image <3
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Bercilak Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Fantastic photo...I loved Ephesus when I visited there and this is a great photo of the library!!!
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orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
really fantastic place.
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artdizain Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
You got a sooooooooo many beaytiful pic.
You kill whithaut a bullet!!!
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petraaaa Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
I'm a huge fan of architectural photography. This is exceptional.
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chubbykido Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
i've been there. :)
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innerlands Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
This dark tones gives a bit of anxiety. Looking at this pic I feel like the sky is gonna fall down on all these people...
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Vertigo84 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
beautifullll
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grandmajudie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Beautiful photography and great description.
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Faverelle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
great photo ;)
thank you for faving
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misfits9 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009   Writer
gorgeous!
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HRHvivian Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008   Interface Designer
fucking amazing!!!!!!
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narare Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Oh, this is really beautiful! You catch it perfectly :heart:
Absolutely amazing shot! ^__________^
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Melliegurl2005-Art Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
out of the three shots of it, i have to say this is my favorite ... i like it better in this tone and crop!! gives it more of a historic feel for me

great shot!
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lunexnoire Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
super jolie =O

vision assez chaotique à souhait Yeahhh
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
hey.. i have been here.. great place.. great work :thumbsup:
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orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
thank you :)
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem :thumbsup:
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Mangagirl666 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: çok güzel olmuş Bravo Yani :aww:
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excalibur38 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
tebrikler gayet başarılı bir çalışma :)
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orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
teşekkür ederim:)
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008   Photographer
Great!
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:iconorcunceyhan:
orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
:bow:
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ogalyan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Çok beğendim, teşekkürler : )
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orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
rica ederim :)
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enola8 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
I've been there:P Beautiful picture!!
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orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
thank you :)
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spaphrenchie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah.... :drool: AWESOME picture.
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orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
thank you :)
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sinanTR Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
no need to comment ;)
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orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
:bow: :)
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sinanTR Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
welcome welcome :)
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LittleVampire92 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Wow...
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orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
:bow:
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MirrorOfShadow Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
I've been there this summer...such a beautiful and interisting place=)

and this is a wonderfull shot you took...good contrast and saturation. compliments!!!:clap:
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orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
8thank you :)
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Lastofthesane Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Very beautiful!
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orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
thanks :bow:
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STLUKA Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
çok başarılı olmuş, tebrikler..
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:iconorcunceyhan:
orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
teşekkürler.
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Kleepaa Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
I went to Izmir 3 years ago. It's a very nice city.
And this photo is amazing. It deserves a fav :+fav:
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orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
thank you :) :bow:
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netmircea Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Beautiful
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orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
thank you :)
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BaRo24 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
harika olmus bu orcun
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:iconorcunceyhan:
orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
sağol kardeş.
mekan zaten çok güzeldi bana pek bişey düşmedi :)
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i-feel-so Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
ooh i've been there!! Amazing picture you really captured the mood and atmosphere so well :clap: I :heart: Turkey :D
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orcunceyhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
thank you :)
i'm glad you like my country :)
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i-feel-so Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
:bounce: Its the best! :D
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