Library of Celsus in Ephesus
I just came back from a short break in Turkey and even if only spent a week in the republic founded by Ataturk, I had the opportunity to get a positive first glimpse of the country. We had a wedding in Izmir and we stayed for a couple of days in the city, but while we were visiting a bookstore we found out the ancient Greek/Roman city of Ephesus was not so far away, so the day after we took a train, traveled to Selçuk and we walked the 4 kilometers to get to this archaeological site. The day trip was worth it because we got the opportunity to visit the different parts of the complex including the beautiful library of Celsus that you can observe in this picture. This library was built in honor of the Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus and he is buried there in a sarcophagus underneath the construction. it’s definitely one of the most amazing tombs I have ever seen!.