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Celsus Library - Ephesus Turkey Ephesus was an ancient Greek city that was second in size only to Rome at the height of the Roman Empire. It is situated on the west coast of Turkey near present-day Selçuk in Izmir Province, Turkey. Famed for the Temple of Artemis one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World it's importance was due to its harbor. Later the importance of Ephesus as a commercial center declined as the harbor slowly silted up due to the run off of the Küçük Menderes River.

The Library of Celsus, originally built in 125 AD, is perhaps one of the most photographed buildings among the ruins of Ephesus. The façade of the Library of Celsus has been carefully reconstructed from all original pieces. The house of the Virgin Mary can be reached via a road leading from the ruins of Ephesus towards Mount Nightingale (Turkish: Bulbuldag). That the house was that of the Virgin Mary was confirmed by Pope Paul VI in 1967 and also by Pope John Paul II in 1979. The site at Ephesus also contains a theater, the Temple of Artemis, the Basilica of St. John, the Temple of Hadrian and the Temple of Domitian among other memorials of antiquity.


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