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Nemrud Dağı (also known as Nemrut Dağ, Mount Nemrud, and/or Mount Nemrut) is a 2,150 meter high mountain near the Ankar mountains in Anatolia, southeastern Turkey. It dominates the whole region.

At the top of Nemrud Dağı, King Antiochus Theos of Commagene built his tomb-sanctuary along with huge statues (8-9 meters high) of himself and various Greek and Persian gods in 62 BC. There are 2 different terraces, both with 5 statues of Apollo, Fortuna, Zeus, Heracles, and Antiochus I Epiphanes King of Commagene.

The top of the mountain is artifical, composed of some dozens of millions of little stones and with a pyramid shape higher than 100 meters.

This tomb contains stone carvings of gods, such as the head of an eagle. The arrangement of such statues is known by the term "hierothesion".
This tomb was excavated in 1881 by Karl Sester, a German engineer.
Subsequent excavation have failed to reveal the tomb of Antiochus.

In 1987, Nemrut Dağı was made a World heritage site by UNESCO.

Partialy from Wikipedia

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That image was took at the sunrise, from the Western Terrace, looking on the heads of the statues and on the mountains that rounded the Nemrut.

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