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Built before 138 CE in honor of a visit by the emperor, but rebuilt in the 4th century. The elaborate carving is just phenomenal.

Built before 138 CE in honor of a visit by the emperor, but rebuilt in the 4th century. The elaborate carving is just phenomenal.

 

Bust of Tyche on the keystone of the arch in front, Medusa on the tympanum behind.

AWIB-ISAW: Library of Celsus at Ephesus (II)

Frontal view of the library of Celsus at Ephesus. by Sarah Ferguson (2009)

copyright: 2009 Sarah Ferguson (used with permission)

photographed place: Ephesus or Arsinoe(ia) (Ephesus) [http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/599612/]

 

Published by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World as part of the Ancient World Image Bank (AWIB). Further information: [http://www.nyu.edu/isaw/awib.htm].

They were doing some sort of major restoration work, hence the construction crane.

One of two very fine representations of the city's patron goddess in the museum; both had been carefully buried, presumably by adherents of the old religion seeking to protect them from marauding Christians. This exquisitely carved example is a little smaller than life size.

AWIB-ISAW: Library of Celsus at Ephesus (I)

Frontal view of the library of Celsus at Ephesus. by Sarah Ferguson (2009)

copyright: 2009 Sarah Ferguson (used with permission)

photographed place: Ephesus or Arsinoe(ia) (Ephesus) [http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/599612/]

 

Published by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World as part of the Ancient World Image Bank (AWIB). Further information: [http://www.nyu.edu/isaw/awib.htm].

Built before 138 CE in honor of a visit by the emperor, but rebuilt in the 4th century. The elaborate carving is just phenomenal.

The reconstructed facade of the Library of Celsus stands at the bottom of the Curetes Way. The louvered structure at the left encloses the spectacular Terrace Houses; the walkway in front of it is mosaic.

AWIB-ISAW: Colonnade and Tree Line in the Commercial Agora of Ephesus

View of colonnade in the Commercial Agora of Ephesus. by Sarah Ferguson (2009)

copyright: 2009 Sarah Ferguson (used with permission)

photographed place: Ephesus or Arsinoe(ia) (Ephesus) [http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/599612/]

 

Published by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World as part of the Ancient World Image Bank (AWIB). Further information: [http://www.nyu.edu/isaw/awib.htm].

AWIB-ISAW: Sculptures at Ephesus

View of remains of various sculptures and reliefs. by Sarah Ferguson (2009)

copyright: 2009 Sarah Ferguson (used with permission)

photographed place: Ephesus or Arsinoe(ia) (Ephesus) [http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/599612/]

 

Published by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World as part of the Ancient World Image Bank (AWIB). Further information: [http://www.nyu.edu/isaw/awib.htm].

Library of Celsus: one of the Four Virtues gracing the facade. This is Arete -- excellence or valor. I believe the caption translates to Arete of Celsus. The statue is a copy; the original is in the Ephesus Museum in Vienna (an Austrian team did the reconstruction, c. 1910; something this valuable couldn't be left in situ.)

AWIB-ISAW: Gate of Mazeus and Mithridates

Frontal view of the gate of Mazeus and Mithridates at Ephesus. by Sarah Ferguson (2009)

copyright: 2009 Sarah Ferguson (used with permission)

photographed place: Ephesus or Arsinoe(ia) (Ephesus) [http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/599612/]

 

Published by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World as part of the Ancient World Image Bank (AWIB). Further information: [http://www.nyu.edu/isaw/awib.htm].

AWIB-ISAW: Colonnaded Square at Ephesus

View of columns in a house (?) at Ephesus, Turkey. by Sarah Ferguson (2009)

copyright: 2009 Sarah Ferguson (used with permission)

photographed place: Ephesus or Arsinoe(ia) (Ephesus) [http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/599612/]

 

Published by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World as part of the Ancient World Image Bank (AWIB). Further information: [http://www.nyu.edu/isaw/awib.htm].

Library at Ephasus

AWIB-ISAW: Curetes Street at Epehesus

View of paved and colonnaded street in Ephesus, Turkey. by Sarah Ferguson (2009)

copyright: 2009 Sarah Ferguson (used with permission)

photographed place: Ephesus or Arsinoe(ia) (Ephesus) [http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/599612/]

 

Published by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World as part of the Ancient World Image Bank (AWIB). Further information: [http://www.nyu.edu/isaw/awib.htm].

Cubist imaginings of ruins, Ephesus

Cubist imaginings of ruins, Ephesus

Looking towards the Gymnasium from the Water feature on the other side of the Agora

AWIB-ISAW: Statue of Arete in the Library of Celsus in Ephesus

Frontal view of the statue of Arete. by Sarah Ferguson (2009)

copyright: 2009 Sarah Ferguson (used with permission)

photographed place: Ephesus or Arsinoe(ia) (Ephesus) [http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/599612/]

 

Published by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World as part of the Ancient World Image Bank (AWIB). Further information: [http://www.nyu.edu/isaw/awib.htm].

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