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Very early morning I went to the ruins, After get off the bus twenty five minutes climbing on foot to the top where I watched the beautiful sun rise between the colossal size statues and heads of the kings and Gods. After sun rise I walked around and taking pictures.

Mt. Nemrut is a 2,134 m (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey, notable for the vast statues at a 1st century BC tomb on its summit. The mountain lies 40km north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8-9 meters high) of him, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian and Persian gods.
Mt. Nemrut was excavated in 1881 by Karl Sester, an engineer from Germany. Subsequent excavations have failed to reveal the tomb of Antiochus. However, this is still believed to be the site of his burial. In 1987, Mt. Nemrut was made a World heritage site by UNESCO.

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  • Copyright: Devrim Daycan (gelinccik) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 18] (227)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2004-06-00
  • Categories: Ruines
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2012-06-09 3:29
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