This is the library at Ephesus. It was on our tour. There is a whore house across the road, so the men would tell their wives they were "going to the library." Whatever! Women back then weren't dumb, they let them go so they didn't have to deal with them. :)
Orginally a Greek city, it once was a key Roman city with a population of Because the harbor silted up, it lost importance and suffered from numerous earthquakes. Only about has been excavated. It also is a famous biblical site.