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Night of an Ancient Library

By: Tunc Tezel

 

Region: Middle East

Site: Ephesus - Turkey

Date: 2008 June 26

Stars of Leo, the Lion, and planets Saturn, Mars shine above the Library of Celsus in Ephesus, a city of ancient Anatolia. Ephesus hosted one of the seven churches of Asia, addressed in the Book of Revelation of The Bible. It is also the site of a large gladiator graveyard. Pictured here under the moonlight, the Library of Celsus, whose fašade has been carefully reconstructed from all original pieces, was built in AD 125 and once held nearly 12,000 scrolls. Today's archaeological site of Ephesus lies 3 kilometers south of the Selšuk district of Izmir Province, Turkey. Tunc Tezel.

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