One of the best preserved buildings is the Library of Celsus. This library
was built in the second century A.D. When it was constructed, it was one
of the most important libraries in the world.
Looking down the Street of the Curetes towards the
Library of Celsus.
A view of the facade of the
library. To keep the
manuscripts dry, the library
was designed with air
channels that ran behind the
areas where the books were
stored.