Library of Celsus, Ephesus, Turkey

Visiting The Library of Celsus.
There is nothing like travel to give you a new perspective on the time frame of human history. The Library of Celsus was founded in 110 A.D. Naturally, the Library as an institution has changed with time (for the better I believe), but the Library of Celsus is cornerstone of our professional history. A couple of fun facts about this library: The sculptures in front represent Sophia (wisdom) Arete (valor), Ennoia (thought), and Episteme (knowledge). Fitting, eh? Also, the Library was connected to a brothel. ?I?m going to the library, honey!? Those shady ancients! Tisk, tisk.

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