Virtual reconstruction of the Celsus library in Ephesus, Turkey | 2016

Tecam, a Spanish publisher asked me to virtually reconstruct the famous Celsus library. The rendering of the library will illustrate the Ephesus part of the book series ‘La aventura de la arqueología’ from Tecam, RBA, National Geographic.

Facade of the library of Celsus in Ephesus

Facade of the library of Celsus in Ephesus

Virtual reconstruction of the Celsus library

Virtual reconstruction of the Celsus library

Virtual reconstruction of the Celsus library, close-up of the entrance.

Virtual reconstruction of the Celsus library, close-up of the entrance.

Virtual reconstruction of the Celsus library, close up of the statues on the first floor.

Virtual reconstruction of the Celsus library, close up of the statues on the first floor.

Reconstructed statue of Ennoia - the undrestanding

Reconstructed statue of Ennoia – the undrestanding

The Library of Celsus and its surrounding

The Library of Celsus and its surrounding

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14 Comments

  1. HERNANDO CAÑARDO

    Marvellous , Conrgatulations!!!

  2. Mehmet Aydın

    amazıng work.well done

  3. Ann J Harrison

    I have visited Ephesus and the place is totally astounding. Your virtual reconstruction is awesome. What a magnificent place it must have been when originally constructed. Your work is superb and a real credit to your amazing talent.

    Thank you for sharing and bringing this magnificent library to life

  4. How do you know it was painted with red? Are there historic al writings saying that, or was it the artist’s choice? It would be interesting to know for all your reconstructions…
    Thanks!

    • septimius

      There are no records about the colors that I know of, the red and white is one of many coloring possibilities.

  5. Would it be possible to reconstruct the interior virtually?

  6. cagdas kaya

    These are great! Thank you

  7. hulya462002@yahoo.com

    Hulya Terzioglu
    perfect….very similar to what I’ve been trying to describe for more
    than 50 yrs as a guide. thanks……

  8. YA$AR YUKSEK-EXPORTER-IZMIR

    ON THE STEPS OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THAT ARCHEOLOGICAL LIBRARY, IN FRONT OF THE 5 TH COLUMN , JUST ON THE UPPER LAST STEP , I HAVE SEEN AN ENGRAVED : (PALM BIG HEBREW SIGNAL) “MENORAH” ; (CORRODED , NEAR TO DISAPPEAR.), MEANING THAT, IT WAS ENGRAVED BY A HIDED HEBREW ART WORKER DURING THE CONSTRUCTION.

    I IMMEDIATELY WROTE “MENORAH” SHOVING>>> THE CORRODED SIGNAL TO ATTRACT THE ATTENTION OF THE ARCHEOLOGISTS. & FOLLOWED:;
    THAN I SAW THAT IT HAS BEEN PROTECTED BY AN ALUMINUM CAGE WITH AN EXPLANATION PLAQUETTE WRITING “MENORA” ETC..

  9. so awesome. congratulations!

  10. Christine Allen

    How can I find out some of the scrolls that were once housed there?

  11. Zoltan

    Wonderful!
    Congratulations!

  12. Halit Sabrioğlu

    Great work.

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