torstai 5. toukokuuta 2016

Libraries


Library completed in 135 AD.

The library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus, Turkey. It was built in honour of the Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus  by Celsus' son, Gaius Julius Aquila. The library was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a mausoleum for Celsus, who is buried in a crypt beneath the library.


Library completed in 2006.

The National Library of Belarus  is located in a new 72-metre (236 feet) high building in Minsk. The building has 22 floors and can seat about 2,000 readers and features a 500-seat conference hall. Its main architectural component has the shape of a rhombicuboctahedron. The library's new building was designed by architects Mihail Vinogradov and Viktor Kramarenko.



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