Ancient Library on Turkish Banknote

23 Apr 2020  Thu

This World Book Day get to know which ancient Library has been featured on a Banknote. The A 20 million Turkish Liras had the ancient library depicted on it.

The Library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus, Anatolia, and now part of Selcuk, Turkey. The library is considered an architectural marvel, and is one of the only remaining examples of a library from the Roman Empire. The Library of Celsus was the third-largest library in the Roman world behind only Alexandria and Pergamum, believed to have held around twelve thousand scrolls.

A 20 million Turkish Lira note in circulation from 2001 to 2006 had the ancient city of Ephesus depicted on it. The note features the Library of Celsus in Ephesus & Temple of Hadrian on its reverse. This ancient Greek city built in the 10th century BC on the coast of Ionia lies today in Selcuk, Turkey. The ruins of Ephesus are a favourite international and local tourist attraction.

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